Alberta Spruce Trees

Alberta Spruce Winter Burn


alkloeck added on May 28, 2015 | Answered

Will a product like Wilt Pruf keep my dwarf Alberta Spruce from winter burn? We live in Barrhead, Alberta, Canada and are having a lot of winter burn on our Alberta Spruce. Last winter I sheltered them with a burlap windbreak and it helped some but I was wondering if an anti-transpirant spray is the answer. One fellow told me that it won't allow the needles to breathe, therefore, harming the tree. Please let me know what to do. Thank you.


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 28, 2015

There is pros and cons to using a anti-transpirant spray.
This is a great link with information to help you decide if this is right for your plants.

http://njaes.rutgers.edu/pubs/plantandpestadvisory/2003/ln1106.pdf

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