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Cold Weather Is Approaching. What Will Happen to Your Trees?

Updated: Apr 18, 2022

Cincinnati is known for its unpredictable weather patterns. This week, the weather will go from sixty-five degrees and sunny to twenty-five degrees and rainy and/or snowy in a matter of forty-eight hours. That’s Cincinnati weather in a nutshell for you! As the temperature rapidly cools and ice begins to form, it’s important to consider the effects ice has on trees.

The positive news is a thin layers of ice will have virtually no harmful impacts on trees in the wintertime. Ice can actually protect fruit buds on trees. Also, elongated periods of ice coating on trees is believed to reduce insect populations by killing the eggs laid in the fall.

While thin coats of ice have no negative impact on trees, as ice thickens, tree branches can begin to break off. This especially rings true for evergreen trees. If the tree has begun rotting internally, it can be increasingly dangerous.

Overall, the amount of time and snow or ice will determine the damage to trees. Stay warm and dry this week! As always, Heritage Lawn Care Plus is just one click or call away! Contact us at 513.578.0629 or for more information about our services.

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