“I have about 150 bonsais growing in my back yard.” – Cindie Duke Bonomi
Tree Calendar: Seasonal Tips -Winter
LATE FALL /WINTER
Tropicals should be inside now for good, with temperatures falling below freezing. Don’t bring in junipers, pines or any other trees that normally would be outdoor trees in our climate. They need the cold period of winter in their normal growing cycle. Winter is a good time to wire pines and look over deciduous trees to see what needs to be worked on in the spring.
If you only have a few trees, find a protected spot around the outside of your home out of wind and direct sun. You can bury the pots in the ground up to the rim, as this will keep them moist through the winter. Many trees are lost due to drying out. A wire fence will keep out rabbits and deer from pruning branches without your permission. Leave the trees protected until March when the temperatures are warming.