Pruning my Holly
(Oklahoma City, Ok., USA)
Hi, I live in Oklahoma City. Last winter in February Oklahoma suffered a polar vortex, and on the first day of the week long event the temperature went to -14° and didn't go above 20° for the next four days.
I remember that day as all the Robins went into the Holly and ate all the red berries. Now here we are a little over three months later and all the other trees and shrubs even the grass has recovered quite nicely, but the Holly seems to be struggling. Some of it seems to be coming back, some of it appears to come back and then dies out again.
So I was thinking that it might help to do a little bark scraping to see what is green and what is not and prune out what is not green. What are your thoughts on this idea?
If you must have a photo please let me know.