What a winter! It was long and cold. We experienced a couple of polar vortex events and subzero Fahrenheit temperatures were common.
Evergreen trees and conifers were impacted by the extreme conditions. The symptoms of the winter injury has been showing up on evergreen needles for the last month or so. The damage is appearing as needle browning– sometimes whole needles and sometimes just the tips.
Some of the species affected this spring :
The good news is that in almost every case the buds are fine! So the new growth will soon help cover up the brown, winter injured needles. Be sure the soil conditions are optimum to maximize growth. Adjust pH and fertilize as needed.
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