|Hemlock branches weighed down by wet snow.|
2) Fruit Trees - The combined weight of fruit and heavy, wet snow can cause quite a bit of breakage; especially those trees, whose fruit is not favored by the birds. The broom trick mentioned above is a quick fix, but thinning your fruit trees each year is the better overall solution. I always suggest starting by removing the sucker growth, which are usually the fastest growing at the worst angles, read into this spindly branches most susceptible to this kind of damage.
|These crabapple trees (Malus spp.) could use some sucker growth pruning, |
but the branches are NOT heavily weighed down. And not an immediate concern.
And for the rest of your garden, enjoy the look of freshly fallen snow!