Green Acres

Tree Questions and Answers for February

• Why do lilacs sometimes bud in February? The very large flower buds on lilacs were formed last summer and they are not going to bloom during winter warm weather periods.

• Will my lilacs survive if it gets cold again? Lilac is a hardy shrub, and will not be affected when the weather drops below freezing.

• Should I water my trees in February and March during warm weather? Watering is next to useless when the soil is frozen or soil temperatures are below 40 to 45 F. Once temperatures get into the 50s and 60s continuously, plants should be watered.

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