Tree Care in Winter

Posted by Ella Dooly on

Christmas Tree in the Snow

With all the severe weather we've already had this December, and with more on the way this week. I thought it would be a great idea to do a blog post all about how to look after trees in winter. Stay tuned for a more in depth guide about gardening in winter, with the focus on trees. So here we are a couple of tips to keep in mind this December...

  • With all the Snow and Ice, tree planting directly is not really recommended (or even possible with the solid ground). Instead if you receive a tree, you can either  re-pot it into a bigger pot or If it’s a deciduous tree then you could store it safely in a cool dark place like a garage until a better time. Have a look at our how to re-pot a tree video.
  • If you are choosing trees for your garden, then a good idea would be to look up what trees are native to your area, as these will probably be hardier and used to the conditions. Have a look at http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/life/plants-fungi/postcode-plants/ to find out which trees are native
  • Next time there is a frost, go out into your garden and have a look around for really frosty spots. Cold air and frost always clings around the lowest points in the garden, so avoid planting the more delicate trees here.
  • If you are expecting a really harsh frost it would be a good idea to bundle some bubble wrap around the pot. This will help insulate the roots, and can provide essential protection for young and developing trees.
  • If you choose to place your tree in a pot then a terracotta type pot may be a better choice than one made from metal. They will be more resistant to the effects of the frost .

As always, if you want up-t0-date help and advice about purchasing trees or care advice for the trees that you have already received then join us over on twitter for a chat. It's www.twitter.com/tree2mydoor ; see you over there !

Tree2mydoor team x

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