Frost damaged trees - Knowledgebase Question

Phoenix, Ar
Question by jenher5
February 12, 2011
I live in Phoenix, Az and about 3 wks ago we had cold temps. Our Ficus, Jacoranda, Rosewood trees were damaged by the frost. Will they still survive even if all the leaves are brown? Trees were planted exactly 2 years ago. Is there anyway they can be saved? Thanks

Answer from NGA
February 12, 2011


I think your trees will recover from the frost. If you look around, especially in established neighborhoods, you'll see majestic jacaranda and ficus and rosewood trees. They've all been through repeated frosts and they all have recovered. Wait until you see new growth on your trees and then simply prune out the brown leaves and stems. Your trees will have a shorter and thinner canopy but the new growth of the season will cover over the pruning cuts and your trees will look just fine. Best wishes with your landscape.

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