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I have a Weeping Blue Spruce that is 6 feet tall and it is covered with a snow bank with only one foot sticking out. How long should I keep that tree covered with snow, or should I start digging it out?
Welcome mh52! I can't answer your question because the mere thought of snow 5 feet deep leaves me gobsmacked, I just wanted to welcome you. Others will drop by to help you out, though.
In the forest evergreen trees can stay covered from the first snowfall until June
Welcome mh52 we are really glad you have found our little group/family.
Welcome aboard MH!
I wouldn't worry about your tree being burried in snow!
Digging it out will more then likely damage it!
Thank you everyone for the advice. I will just stay by the fire then and I know under the snow the tree will be warm also, just probably smashed. Ha
Trees can take alot of abuse by mother nature. welcome to our forum.
Welcome MH52...if you do venture out...I would love to see pictures of your tree with and without the snow...We have many blue spruce but no weeping...gonna have to google it...yes I am the resident google junky
OMGosh Mel I may have to fight you for the "google junkie" title
I will share that title with you, Sista Google Junkie...lol!!
I have tried to attach the picture of my weeping blue spruce before and after the snow storm. We shall see what happens. We received another snow and high winds today, so the drift just gets deeper.
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After seeing the before pic I really think it will be fine to winter over buried in the snow
BTW that is a darling little tree
It is perfectly safe all snug and covered in snow!
Oh my...that is a huge drift...poor tree...beautiful yard!!
Our trees fare pretty well with the snow, but when we have freezing rain, it's a different proposition.
Snow is actually a wonderful insulator from the harsh cold winds that would dry up your tree.
Allow the snow to stay, it will slow down needle dehydration and wind burn from winter winds.
mh52, where are you located?
I'd just leave it alone.
Welcome! Cold looking picture! Where are you located? Just wondering. Now that you have found us and you are snug by the fire, continue to check out the site. Lots of great people and info here.
Wonder how this spruce came through the winter?
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