Trees in your yard or garden may look grow well during the spring and summer but what happens when winter comes. Although there are trees that can survive the harsh cold days, there are also other trees that can’t. Palm trees can still survive in the winter but there are times that the cold can be too harsh and you might need Atlanta Tree Service solutions in order for you to ensure that they survive.
The winter can be very harsh to trees in several ways and one of them is damaging the plant’s tissues. It can also prevent water from being circulated because it freezes. The roots also reduce their activity and the growth of your trees will slow down because of it. During the winter time, the palms are more susceptible to diseases.
You don’t have to remove your palm trees during the winter or let them die. There are several things you can do to prepare them during the winter and increase their chance of surviving. If you wish to have palms in your property, you should make sure that you carefully decide where to plant your tree. If possible, you should place it where it would receive the most sunlight and less of the winter wind. Find a spot where winds from the west and north do not directly pass by. You can use other trees that are stronger against the winter cold to act as a windscreen for your palms. You can also make use of the fence to shield your tree. If possible, you should plant the tree near your house so that it can also benefit from the heat that is coming from inside the home.
Make sure that you watch the weather channel and keep yourself informed if the temperatures will be extremely low. In this way you can prepare your palm trees by putting a blanket or box over it. This will help protect your small palm tree so that it can fight the sudden cold. Just make sure to have it covered for no longer than 5 days. You can also mulch or straw to burry your palms to keep them warm but be sure to remove them when temperatures already rise to prevent your palm tree from rotting. You can also make use of burlap or blankets for bigger palm trees. Just make sure that you wrap them securely and remove it once the temperature already increases.
The palm trees can also acquire a disease during the winter while it is weakened. As a preventive act, you can spray a fungicidal copper to prevent the growth of unwanted fungi. You should also make sure that you attend to any damage the winter days brought to your palm. If there are not any obvious signs of damage, you should still give fertilizer during the summer or fall so that it can prepare itself for the winter days. The fertilizers will also help the palm tree grow properly again after the harsh winter days.