Trees and Shrubs with Winter Interest - Berries, Exfoliating Bark, etc.
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Luke Werner from Davey's North Pittsburgh shares his top favorite trees and shrubs that provide great winter interest, such as exfoliating bark, fruit color and unique branch structures. 

In this episode we cover:

  • Saluting Branches podcast episode (0:42)
  • Winter interest (1:24)
  • Exfoliating bark (2:23)
    • Stewartia tree (3:04)
    • Kousa dogwood (5:33)
    • Paperbark maple and paper birch (6:27)
  • Persistent fruit on trees (6:52)
    • Winter king hawthorn (7:01)
    • Crabapple (8:22)
  • Affection homeowners have for their trees (9:02)
  • Treating for apple scab (10:08)
  • Branching structure (11:10)
    • Japanese maple (11:29) (11:59)
    • Harry Lauder's walking stick tree (11:42) (15:26)
  • Pruning (12:32)
  • How Luke got into arboriculture (17:06)
  • Evergreens (18:59)
    • Edith bogue magnolia (19:22)
  • Shrubs (20:42)
    • Witch hazel (20:50)
    • Winterberry (22:43)

To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.

To learn more about trees with winter color, read our blog, Best Trees to Plant for Winter Color.
To learn more about the river birch tree, read our blog, Do I Have a River Birch Tree?
To learn more about the winterberry shrub, read our blog, Do I Have a Winterberry Holly?

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