Category Archives: Trees

Helping Trees and Shrubs Recover From Snow and Ice

As a result of this Monday’s storm, has the wet snow splayed some of your shrubs or bent over your trees?

Here is some good information from our neighbors to the south at NC State Extension on how to help your shrubs and trees recover from the heavy snow load. (Click linked image below.)

Snow covered azaleas. 2022.01.03. Photo Credit: E.R. Olsen, Virginia Cooperative Extension.
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#TreeTuesday: Osage Orange

The Osage Orange, Maclura pomifera, is a native to a narrow belt in eastern Texas, southeastern Oklahoma, southwestern Arkansas, and the extreme northwest corner of Louisiana. But it has been introduced and has become naturalized throughout much of the eastern United States, including Virginia.

Photo of Osage Orange fruit; November 15, 2021. Photo by: E.R. Olsen, Virginia Cooperative Extension, CC BY-SA 3.0
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