Winter Protection Program

Winters in the DC area have become colder and stormier in the past couple of years. It has gotten to the point where the harsh winters have taken a toll on trees and shrubs.  Because of this, intervention is necessary to keep our landscapes thriving.

About RTEC’s Winter Protection Program:

  • Combats the stress put on trees and shrubs (especially evergreens) during the harsh winter season. The program
  • Includes a combination of Bio-Stimulant, Tree Growth Regulator, and Anti-Desiccant applications applied throughout the fall and winter season (combinations vary by tree species and landscape needs) .
  • Includes monitoring visits to determine the needs of the property.

Without A Winter Protection Program Homeowners can expect to see the winter stress symptoms listed below:

Canopy Decline

Canopy dieback

Salt Damage On Evergreen Shrubs

Salt damage



snow broken branches

Broken limbs

Tree Fell On House

Falling trees

wind burn



Bark discoloration

Japanese Beetle

Insect infestations & diseases

RTEC’s Winter Protection Program combats the winter stress symptoms above as well as providing the added benefits listed below. winter damage

  • Prune Less Often
  • Improve resistance to environmental stress such as extreme temperatures, poor soil, drought, & flooding.
  • Keep trees from encroaching on structures & power lines
  • Lower maintenance costs: reduce related pruning, watering, and fertilizer costs.
  • Enhance root and foliage development
  • Improve tree’s ability to recover from disease & insect damage
  • Decrease tree’s susceptibility  to diseases & insects


Pricing depends on the volume of trees/shrubs, species susceptibility to winter stress, and the history of winter health issues on your property. Schedule a consultation with a certified arborist to find out what your customized winter protection program would look like.

Your landscape is an investment. Protect it.

Put your plant health on autopilot with our Canopy Protection Program!

Keep Foliage Vibrant & Lush

Control Pests & Protect Pollinators

Increase Property Value