How to Winter Wrap Tree Trunks

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Tree wraps are not simply for your northern, cold winter buddies. In climates with mild winters, icy and frosty nights may damage cold temperatures that are sensitive. Citrus trees are particularly frost sensitive, as are young, immature trees. Winter wraps not only help trees survive cold winter nights, they also help prevent sunscald, a problem shared on the southern side of trees, particularly in climates with mild winter days and cold winter nights. Tree wraps also assist protects young trees from wildlife damage. Tree wraps must be installed in autumn to early winter before frosty weather arrives and removed in late winter or early spring as the temperature warms.

Begin at the base of the tree trunk and start wrapping the material all of the around the tree. This is different one of the wraps, but among the easiest materials to use would be a distinctive tree wrap designed for this function.

Overlap the wrap by about one time as you work your way up the tree. Stop when you reach the smallest branches on the tree. The wrap should be snug, but not overly tight. You do not want to girdle the tree.

Secure the wrap with strong tape, such as duct tape or packing tape. Do not tape the tree, just the wrap.

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