We have a canadian hemlock which was severly affected by this winter's cold...

Asked June 6, 2014, 8:53 AM EDT

We have a canadian hemlock which was severly affected by this winter's cold and snow. It is beginning to come pack and we see buds on many of the branches but there are still branches with brown needles & no evidence of new buds. My question is should I prune back these branches and the ones with just a few buds beginning to emerge?

Anoka County Minnesota winter damage canadian hemlock

1 Response

Dead branches can be removed but others only to shape the tree. You might wait a little longer to see if ther is additional growth. Here is a link to more information
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/protecting-from-winter-damage/