Understanding freeze kill.

Asked August 3, 2015, 11:11 PM EDT

I live in wala walla walla. A lot of the English walnut trees seem to have acquired freeze damage. My tree didn't get leaves or buds. Now in the middle of summer it is trying to grow new little branches out of the lower trunks of the tree. Do you have any thoughts if it might have a chance to come back with better growth next year.or would you think the upper branches are dead. This tree is large probably 2 feet diameter trunks and there are 2 of them. It has been growing great. But not much at all this year.


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1 Response

There are some things you can do to help prevent freeze problems this coming winter.
There's not much that can be done now for your trees except to prune off the branches that did not make it over the winter.

This article should give you some good pointers:
http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/managing-walnuts-cold-temperatures-0