too much snow - Knowledgebase Question

ellicott city, Ma
Question by pamwarner1
February 23, 2010
I live in the Baltimore area and within 1 week we had 50

Answer from NGA
February 23, 2010


Arborvitae and boxwoods are reasonably resilient when it comes to snow cover. As a matter of fact the snow will insulate them from icy winds and dessication. On the down side, the weight of the snow can break branches or give the tops of the plants an unusual appearance. If you can brush some of the snow off with a broom, the branches can resume their upright positions. If you cannot remove some of the snow you will have to wait until everything melts and deal with any damage in the spring. You may have to do some pruning. Only time will tell. I hope your snow melts soon!

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