How To Prepare Plants And Trees For The Possible Arrival of A Cold Front

by / Monday, 26 October 2020 / Published in Blog

A fruit or nut-bearing tree can react poorly to a sudden and decided drop in the temperature of the surrounding air. Still, any family that enjoys the beauty of and one or more of the products from any of those same types of trees can work to limit the effects of a cold front.

Scheduled steps a family should take

Make sure that any fruit or nut-bearing trees receive the proper level of maintenance. Put mulch around the trees’ roots. That provides them with an added level of protection. This step draws attention to the value of any action that protects a tree’s root structure. A weakness in that specific structure can cause a tall plant to lean, and to become a less-desirable addition to the flora on a home’s landscape.

Moreover, this happens to be a well-tested method for protecting any fruit trees that might feel the effects of a cold snap. The orchard farmers in northern Iran have used this particular method for centuries. Their orchards sit on land that is close to the Caspian Sea, a body or water that Iran shares with Russia.

Pay attention to the time of year when fertilizer gets placed on any tree that is especially susceptible to cold temperatures. A homeowner that has a yard that contains a fruit or nut-bearing tree should place fertilizer around that same plant before the end of the summer. Emergency Tree Service in Palo Alto knows that this recommendation highlights further the importance of the root’s health. Fertilizer could burn a root, if it got added to soil that was quite hot. That fact explains the basis for mention of the schedule that should be adopted by any homeowner that plans to fertilize the plants on the home’s landscape. Keep trees well-watered. Moist soil gives off warmth more effectively than dry soil. Furthermore, the sun does a better job of warming up an area of moist soil.

Steps that can supplement the ones mentioned above

Pay attention to the weather report. After hearing news that a cold front is on its way, grab any mature fruit that has formed on a low-hanging branch.

Put a protective wrap around any saplings or younger trees. Arborists recommend using burlap, when creating a protective structure. Arborists echo the advice given to the youngest orchard owners by the older men that also own an orchard. That advice has been shared in Iran for centuries. Iranians also respect nature’s gift of a repeated period within each tree’s lifetime. In the United States, that period is called dormancy. When older, a dormant tree remains unaffected by the arrival of temperatures that have fallen well below the ones that the same region enjoyed throughout many of the preceding weeks.

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