boxwood/yews protection against snow weight


Old 08-09-05, 10:06 AM
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boxwood/yews protection against snow weight

i'm in the northeast and have several boxwoods as well as yews which are about 7 feet tall. when it snows, the snow weighs on the limbs and hurts the form of the plants.

should i cover them in the winter, if i'm not able to clear them on a regular basis from snow.

and if i should cover it, with what?

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Old 08-10-05, 06:53 AM
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The best would be to build a wood A-frame structure (ladder style) with plywood on either side. Downfall though is that it is costly, they are heavy to place and storing them in summer maybe an issue. Another option would be to wrap them tightly with burlap material. This should do the trick and is cheaper and easier to install

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