There is little you can do about ice on birch trees, although you can gently brush snow off the branches with a broom. Prune broken branches as soon as possible, but allow bent branches to straighten up for a few days before pruning.
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Melody Lee worked as a newspaper reporter, copywriter and editor for 5 years. In addition, she has edited magazine articles and books. Lee holds a degree in landscape design and is a Florida master gardener. She has more than 25 years of gardening experience, which includes working at nurseries and greenhouses.