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54. Remove Snow from Drooping Arborvitae

Don't yank, shake, or bang the branches—you can crack the frozen limbs, says Roger Cook. Wait until the weather warms enough that things aren't iced up, then use a broom handle to brush off the snow. To prevent such problems in the future, tie together multistemmed evergreens with ProLock, a giant cable tie for trees.
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