What can you do?
First, watering “sensitive” trees on warm (40 degree plus) days can help. If the hose is shut off, a 5 gallon bucket of water or two at the base can help. Trees/shrubs at the highest risk include dwarf Alberta spruce, arborvitae, junipers, boxwoods, young redbuds and Japanese maples.
HOW WE CAN HELP
We offer anti-transpirant, or, “wilt proof” sprays. Applied once or twice a season, these sprays coat the evergreens in a waxy material that locks in moisture. In some cases, these sprays can mean the difference between happy healthy lush evergreens, and replacing a whole row of arborvitae.
Amy Grewe, Certified Arborist & Co-Owner