Don’t try to remove ice from branches after an ice storm; you’ll likely do more damage than good.
Large hanging limbs like this one should be left to a professional tree service.
Note that the branch collar (the raised ridge where the branch meets the trunk) is left intact on these properly pruned branches.
Have winter storms bat [...]
Blushing Bride is a bigleaf hydrangea, so it should be pruned in summer, after it blooms. In less acidic soils, it blooms pink. To enhance the pink color, use horticultural lime.
The Limelight hydrangea blooms on new growth, so it should be pruned in late winter, before new growth begins. Although the florets look similar to those of bigleaf [...]