When there are no the signs of life in the winter on the trees it does not mean that the care of fruit trees in the winter is not necessary. From 365 days during the growing season of trees lasts not so long, only 170-180 days, and the rest of the time – a time of the rest. When it is late autumn, the trees immediately fall into a deep peace. You always have to care for a winter garden, in spite of the fact that it is “sleeping”. We need to care for the fruit trees in the winter also!
The caring for the winter garden
If your garden is covered with the snow in the winter only a bit – it’s bad. The caring for the winter garden is very important, you must notice the temperature and the snow level. The temperature under the snow is 10 cm – air temperature just above 2 times; 20 cm – up to 3-3.5 times; 50 cm – 4 times. Well, if the level is of 1 cm, the soil cools down much faster and stronger than if there was no snow at all. Its strange but its true. The level of snow gives the necessary water for plant in the spring, and save the tree from the frost in winter. It is recommended at least 40 cm of snow for the perfect winter tree. Therefore, if you have the desire, try to put a boards or brushwood, so that to hold the snow as long as possible in the winter garden. Young, autumn seedlings need the most protection from the cold, that is why you have to concentrate the snow on these areas. If it will be too much snow, you have to shake it with the branches ( from the lower), as it clings to the branches and can break them. Also you have to pay attention to the sun, because every day it is higher and higher, and it create the sunburn ( day – the sun, and at night – cold ). If you whitewash the tree, it will not happen.
The cutting of fruit trees in the winter
In winter it is recommended to do the cutting of fruit trees.During this period you can see the fully tree and immediately you will see the bad branches.