Weeping forms and Snow and Ice.

February 14, 2014

 

Every few years we will experience heavy  snow or ice here in central North Carolina. Sometimes, customers  will ask                            

” HImageow do weeping  trees perform in these conditions?”, thinking that somehow  they are more vulnerable. Our experience is just the reverse. Weeping or prostrate forms have branches already heading down, and they  handle these conditions much  better than  typical  upright forms. We notice most problems with tight columnar forms as the branches often splay out with the heavy ice and sometimes  they do not return to as tight a column as before. Image

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