Remove Heavy Snow Early: Good tip but the timing is a bit funny

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Remove Heavy Snow Early

By wildflowers
May 26, 2012

Brush snow from evergreens as soon as possible after a storm by using a broom in an upward, sweeping motion. Heavy snow or ice accumulating on the branches can cause serious damage.

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dave
May 26, 2012 7:02 AM CST

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I'll have to remember this tip for next winter! Hilarious!
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Sharon
May 26, 2012 2:55 PM CST
You never know when a good snowy tip might help. I came in from working in the garden earlier - it's real close to 100 degrees out there today - I looked at the snow covered evergreen in the thumbnail and I swear it helped cool me down.

It really is an excellent tip; now we know it can serve two purposes for two seasons! Big Grin
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May 27, 2012 6:13 AM CST
Sharon said:You never know when a good snowy tip might help. I came in from working in the garden earlier - it's real close to 100 degrees out there today - I looked at the snow covered evergreen in the thumbnail and I swear it helped cool me down.


When I saw the pic yesterday, it was the same way... I was hot and sweaty, and the pic reminded me of cooler weather, and it really did make me feel more comfortable.
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Maridell
May 27, 2012 8:02 AM CST
I learned this the hard way a few years ago when we had heavy amounts of snow dumped on us over a 24 hour period. Many trees and bushes around town had broken branches or split. We had damage too but everything recovered. Now I am ready with the broom when I know heavy snow is headed our way.

Good tip for people to "star" for later reference.
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wildflowers
May 28, 2012 12:47 PM CST
LOL that is funny to see my little tree covered in snow at this time of year! I don't rememeber when I posted this tip? Although, I have to agree, it did serve as a nice cooling visual aid! Hilarious!
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RoseBlush1
Dec 13, 2013 6:58 PM CST
I think it's a wonderful tip .... if you can reach the tree.

I do brush snow off of other plants that might be damaged by snow, but my white fir is on it's own.

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Lyn
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