Winter Injury 2015

Many growers were looking at winter injury at this time last year.  This winter the cold weather was even more severe across NY and the Northeast.  So unfortunately much of what we mentioned last year is true again.

Grand fir 2015

Grand fir trees with winter Injury. More severe damage above the snow line.

Grand fir needles

Needle browning due to low temps on Grand fir.

Varing degrees of Injury on concolor fir

Varying levels of winter injury on a field of concolor fir.

Nordmann fir with winter Injury.

Nordman Fir with winter injury

Although most of the affected trees will survive with the buds and new growth unaffected, this occurrence, two years in a row now, has some growers questioning whether they’ll put in more of these tender species.

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