Growing Wisdom
5/11/2011

Repairing Bent Branches
Snow and ice can cause trees to bend over and not bounce right back the following spring.  There are a few things you can do to help them.  There are two things you want to keep in mind.  One, don't use wire or thin rope that can cut into the plant.  If you use wire there is the risk that as the plant moves the wire can act like a knife and harm the plant.  I like to use pieces of rebar in the middle of some plants to help hold them up.  The rebar acts like a strong stake to secure the plant.