Maybe or maybe not depending on your perspective. Usually, by the time it snows around Reno, trees have lost their leaves and are looking bleak. A light covering of snow is not likely to cause any harm. In fact, it can provide some beautiful photo ops. While most plants are dormant in the winter, frost and snow will not affect its growing patterns, but it can affect its shape.
If you notice snow is pulling branches out of their natural shape, you could use a soft broom to gently sweep it off. Warning…using a heavy snow shovel to knock off snow can cause even more damage! If you can, try to remove the snow even while there’s still snow falling. If you wait until the storm is over, it may be too late.
If heavy winter snows around Northern Nevada challenge the health and safety of the trees on your property don’t hesitate to call The Tree Professional. That’s Greg Chavez and his team in Reno at (775) 420-8694. It may all look beautiful, but safety always comes first so call The Tree Professional of Northern Nevada.