With December 2015’s warm weather keeping our area from freezing temperatures, some of us are wondering what a warm winter’s effects on plants will be come spring. How are plants, trees and shrubs reacting to the unusually warm temperature and is there anything we can do about it? Westchester Tree Life weighs in on a warm winter’s effects on plants.
Determining Your Plant’s Health
When attempting to determine whether your plants, trees and shrubs are reacting adversely to the unusually warm temperatures, take into consideration the type of plant, the plant’s needs and the location which they are rooted. How quickly cold temperatures come and go, how low the temperature drops and other environmental factors also come into play when determining how your plants are affected by a warm winter in.
A Sudden Drop in Temperature
One of the most important factors to consider when attempting to determine your plant’s health in regards to a warm winter, are sudden temperature drops. A sudden drop in temperature following warm weather can severely stress out plants. Once usual winter temperatures begin to stabilize, most plants should acclimate fairly well.
Plants Budding During Winter
Mild winter temperatures and exposure to sun for a longer period of time may result in some of your plants budding during winter. If this happens, it may yield deadly for your plant.
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