By Maryann Mickewicz
Transylvania Extension Master Gardener 

Managing Winter Injury To Trees And Shrubs – Brevard NC


Last updated 11/18/2013 at 10:56am

Whether you believe an extended weather forecast for Transylvania County that calls for a colder and drier winter, a warmer and wetter winter, or some other combination, the best way to reduce winter injury to trees and shrubs is to plan ahead. Being prepared will save you endless grief over lost trees and shrubs, not to speak of the hours you may spend trying to correct problems that might easily have been prevented.

Shallow-rooted plants are often pushed out of the ground when it freezes and thaws, a condition called frost heaving. If the root system is small enough, you can push it back...

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