Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Foggy December morning. Trees are resting well.

What is winter dormancy? 

It simply means trees stop growing, they "go dormant" for a period. This only happens to trees in colder climates. As a natural defense mechanism, trees avoid damage from the cold by shedding their leaves ("deciduous") and entering a rest period. No leaves, no photosynthesis. 

In case of almond trees, root growth still happens during winter months, I believe. So it is important to irrigate the trees.

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