In this Goldstream News Gazette article, Dan Sharp from Davey's Victoria, British Columbia, office talks about how unseasonably cold temperatures affect trees and what you can do to help protect them.
Pink blossoms popping in February are hailed as a sign of spring in Victoria. But those recent warmer temperatures fooled the pretty ornamental trees before temperatures this week dipped below freezing, which can be detrimental to those non-native species.
The region boasts many introduced trees, such as flowering plum and cherry trees, says arborist Dan Sharp, and they’re just not well adapted to the arctic outflow winds seen in Greater Victoria the week after Family Day.
“Everyone’s thinking it’s spring, including the trees, and that can do a lot of damage to them,” said Sharp, district manager for Davey Tree in Victoria.
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