Do your Trees Hibernate?
Do your Trees Hibernate? Bears are known to burrow into dens to hibernate throughout the winter. Although trees can’t quite accomplish that, they also reduce their development and metabolism. The tree can conserve energy and survive the winter by doing this, which is referred to as going dormant. Energy is used to produce all of the new, fresh growth in the spring. The internal and underneath tree sections are still very much active even when the tree is dormant. Maintaining the health of dormant trees prevents difficulties in the future growing season, gets them ready for spring, and keeps them healthy.
Here is a straightforward step that anyone can do:
Mulch is easy, cheap, and great for trees! Roots remain active and hard at work even during dormancy. Mulch provides a blanket for roots, insulating them from extreme temperature changes. Mulch also retains soil moisture, provides nutrients, and keeps pesky weeds at bay.
Simply apply a 2-4″ thick layer over the tree’s drip line, taking care not to pile mulch against the trunk.
Call a Professional
Please feel free to call Johnson Ops Tree Care at 608 526-6297 if you are unsure of what needs to be done. One of our ISA Certified Arborists will stop over and assess your landscape’s needs.