Winter injury and drought-related damage is a common occurrence among evergreen trees & shrubs. Consider using an anti-desiccant to protect your valuable investments.

Protecting Your Evergreens

Your evergreens are constantly expelling moisture (transpiring) through their foliage into the air. Typically, this moisture is replaced through the roots. However, should water become unavailable for any reason (e.g. frozen soils or drought) the plant then begins using its reserve. If a lack of water continues, and reserves become depleted the tips of the leaves may start to shrivel, brown or die back. Once die back occurs, these areas will not recover or fill back in without new growth, which could take several years or more. Excessive moisture loss may cause branch die back or even death of the whole plant in extreme cases. Treating your plants with an anti-desiccant can greatly reduce or prevent this damage from occurring.

Evergreen Protection Treatments

Our ISA certified arborists can apply anti-desiccants onto susceptible plantings, sealing the stomata of the foliage reducing moisture from leaving the plant. Anti-desiccant applications are typically performed just before winter as winter months are typically the hardest for evergreens. However, anti-desiccants can be applied any time during the year and are also beneficial for newly transplanted evergreens, and evergreens that have no means of irrigation during summer dry spells.

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Common Questions About Evergreen Protection

What are Anti-Desiccants?

Anti-desiccants, also known as anti-transpirants, are protective treatment coatings applied to plants in times when they’re susceptible to excessive moisture loss. This treatment locks in moisture of plants by coating the foliage with a semi permeable wax like coating to help prevent moisture loss. Rain does not affect the efficacy of this treatment.

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