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Treating trees that Winter temps have injured.

Trees that have been damaged by cold temperatures should never be severely pruned, and indeed should not be pruned at all until buds open during the Spring. At that point, it will be easier for the arborist to identify the dead wood.

A light pruning in the Spring, however, can be very helpful as a tree tries to recover from damage suffered during the Winter.

As with all things, there may always be some differences of opinion as to whether trees damaged by cold should be fertilized the next spring. However, almost all can agree that adding fertilizer at the height of summer will encourage regrowth and healing, and that an application of fertilizer in the spring will help the tree develop new and healthy tissue that will be better able to withstand the head of summer.

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