Cleveland Tree Care | How fluctuating winter weather hurts your trees

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Cleveland tree service company advice: The winter weather in Cleveland has not been consistent. For example, just last weekend there was a winter snow warning, and today there is little to no snow on the ground. Instead the temperatures are warm in the 50’s and could easily be mistaken for a rainy spring day in April or May. What does this mean for your trees? They’re confused too! Tree’s go into a dormant state in wintertime so that they can restore themselves and prepare for the growing season in spring. But when the temperatures and climate fluctuate as it has been recently, trees go into shock.

Homeowners may think that extremely cold winters cause a lot of problems for trees, but temperature fluctuations actually cause more harm. It takes time for trees to acclimate to different temperatures and with quick changes in weather, they can’t keep up. From this, you may start to notice cracks in the bark or weakened parts of the tree.

In the right conditions, evergreens are hearty trees that can withstand the cold winter temperatures along with snow and ice. However, with fluctuating temperatures, evergreens are susceptible to winterburn. Without the necessary amount of consistent moisture in the roots, there is no nourishment being delivered to the evergreen tips. When this occurs, the needles can turn brown and dry out.

The damage could go farther than just visible, cosmetic problems though. The tissue that lies deeper within the tree and is responsible for a tree’s growth could burn and prevent the tree from proper growth, budding, or fruiting, when spring arrives.

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