In much of Colorado, winters can have extended warm, dry, windy spells. Those conditions can lead to winter drought. Trees and shrubs at risk from dry winters include recent transplants, evergreens and shallow-rooted species such as lindens, birches, and Norway and silver maples.
Jim Klett, professor of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture and Extension landscape horticulturist, provides tips for caring for your trees and shrubs in Colorado’s dry winter conditions.
More information can be found at Planttalk Colorado, a program offered through Colorado State University Extension, the Denver Botanic Gardens, and the Green Industries of Colorado.