The record breaking weather this winter has risen most spring blooming perennials, shrubs, and trees from dormancy. This, although beautiful, can put added stress on fruit trees, particularly Apple trees, because the species requires several cold days in order to produce fruit next fall.
Despite early budding many Horticulturalists have shrugged their collective shoulders. It all depends on the unpredictable temperature changes to come. If this warmth remains constant your plants may be just fine. If a cold snap hits rapidly without relative cooling the east coast will see massive damage to trees and shrubs.
So in short, enjoy the warm weather and cross your fingers. In the meantime, Mack Landscape Management is still here doing seasonal pruning, annual contracts, and drafting plans for spring, summer, and fall. Give us a call if you need us and may it be a happy and unseasonably warm holiday for you all!
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