Tropical Gardening: Winter storms can wreak havoc on homes and gardens

It’s a good time to prune, but avoid the removal of too many leaves as shown here on Loulu. It is unattractive. Also, This can weaken some species, especially coconut palms. (Voltaire Moise/Courtesy photo)

We often find ourselves worried about storm damage as hurricane season approaches in June. Hurricanes can cause tremendous damage on the rare occasion that one comes our way, but they are few and far between. The facts show that on an annual basis, we have more cumulative damage due to high winds and rains from storms from February through March. This means now is the time to do the pruning required to keep our trees healthy.