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Posted on: May 14, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Colorado trees showing damage from fall freeze, winter scorch

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Many eastern Colorado trees were unprepared this past year for the record-breaking cold in early November and, as a result, are suffering needle and bud damage that will impact tree health. Homeowners may suspect mountain pine beetle or another tree pest, but much of the damage people are seeing is believed to be due to the fall cold snap, or simply to dryer, colder winter weather.

The Colorado State Forest Service recommends homeowners take a “wait and see” approach with affected trees. Providing general tree care is the best option, which means winter hand-watering on warmer days and ensuring that mulch is present around tree bases.

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