arborvitaes and snow

sharkow53March 8, 2014

Now that all the heavy snows from the storms we've had all winter in the NE are melting, will the arborvitaes come back from the damage they've sustained? Mine have been bent, broken, and frozen into the ground for a couple months.

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

probably not .... but impossible to say with any certainty w/o a picture ...

certainly.. broken is broken ....

they are conifers... should you wish to visit that forum ...

ken

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 4:02PM
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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

Arborvitae are very hardy trees and have been shrugging off winters for much longer than we have with few problems. If the snow load has broken some branches then those will need to be properly pruned once the snow has melted, but bent branches will spring back into place and any branches pushed to the ground and frozen there will also.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 7:22AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Sharkow....you will simply have to be patient. You will be able to see the damage from some winter damage fairly quickly, but other issues may show up much later in the late spring or early summer.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 12:11PM
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