Drifting snow bent young evergreens

Discussion in 'Gymnosperms (incl. Conifers)' started by kia796, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. kia796

    kia796 Active Member

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    North Okanagan, Canada
    Should I wait or try to fix these Spruce (pics 1+2) with my shovel now? Snowlevel has dropped substantially and don't know if roots have been completely torn or the entire tree with roots has tipped out of the now-unfrozen ground. Despite angle of pics, both trees are leaning in the same direction.

    Third pic shows a Fir (today) that LAST WINTER actually slid (roots and all) during a small avalanche brought on by snowdrifts from strong winds over the crest of hill. Its original planting hole was 10 feet away. As is evident, the Fir barely survived summer, despite late-winter efforts to get its roots back into the ground. Weakened (but not split) trunk remains bent.

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