Chlorosis, foliar browning, and reddening die back of twigs
cracks in the trunk, scald
Late summer pruning follwed by freezing causes sever dieback and retard cold acclimation
Roots sustain damage when severe freezing weather occurs in absence of snow cover.
Drought also increases the winter damage due to the stress.
Water well until freeze up.
Fertilize once now before the end of May and then no more. Fertilize conifers with a 30-10-10 fertilizer (such as Rx-30).
Make a burlap screen around the tree to keep it out of the sun. Do not wrap the burlap directly around the tree as this promotes fungal activity causing more problems.
Spray with antitranpirant which closes the stomata therefore decreasing the water loss. This can be purchased at Patmore’s, Lindenburg’s, and MacKenzie’s, and a variety of products; Shrub Saver, Wilt Pruf Plant Protector, and Leaf Shine.