Warm winter = damaged trees (Bend Bulletin)

Warm winter = damaged trees (Bend Bulletin)
“We are seeing a lot of winter desiccation or winter injury to the evergreens and conifers in Central Oregon. This is where there’s a loss of water through leaf transpiration. Winter sun and winds dry the needles,” said Amy Jo Detweiler, associate professor at Oregon State University Extension Service in Redmond. “The trees come out of their dormancy and need water, but they can’t access water because the ground is still frozen.”