Many people have been calling the Tree Wizards asking about trees such as this one:
|Tree Wizard, help! Is my tree dead?|
Due to the cold period we had last month, we have seen an unprecedented amount of dieback on some of our evergreens-including shrubs such as nandinas, boxwood, and hollies.
|The more tender cells in the needles perished due to the cold, but the stem and branches remain intact!|
When looking for new growth in your shrubs, try looking at the bud on the stem and not the dead or dying leaves. However, in nadinas we have seen new growth (which present as small red shoots) primarily from the base of the stem or near the lower portion of the shrub.
|This baby magnolia reflects the leaf damage on many of the Southern Magnolia trees around Norman.|