Trees need to Chill out!

We’ve recently experienced the first significant snowfall of 2024, and many are eagerly awaiting a rise in temperatures to melt away the snow. Interestingly, the cold weather and snow are essential for fruit trees. These trees need a specific number of chill hours in winter to enter dormancy, a crucial phase for summer fruit-bearing. Snow also plays a vital role in soil moisture, hydrating the ground and maintaining irrigation ponds for the upcoming growing season. While we stay warm indoors, our trees are chilling out, gearing up to bear fruit in the upcoming season.