The winter months bring out the rarest version of our trees. Wrapping your trees for winter is one way to help them endure dry, harsh air and severe cold temps.
Regardless what tree type you have, you must step up and safeguard your tree from winter's most severe elements.
Wrapping Trees for Winter Protection
Young trees, mature trees, or trees of any age with thin bark, gain from winter protection.
Whenever the sun peeps out on a cold winter day, it heats the tree's bark. Then, the tissue under the bark perks up. However, when the sun vanishes behind a cloud or building, the bark's temperature drops rapidly. This process might destroy the tissue, leaving the bark dry and cracked.
If you wrap your precious trees, you help safeguard them from sunscald.
A similar situation could occur to evergreens in the wintertime. Their needles absorb the sunlight on warm winter days. Though, when it becomes cold again, the tree might dry out and turn from green to brown.
The Best Tree Wrap for Winter
The best tree wrap for winter depends on what type of tree you own.
For example, a Japanese maple has fragile bark and loses its leaves in the autumn. The best way to safeguard it is by using a plastic tree guard to wrap the trunk. Besides a Japanese maple, you should cover the trunk if you have a poplar, linden, aspen, or sycamore tree.
It's important to note that if you have an evergreen or arborvitae tree, use burlap to wrap your tree.
Using Burlap to Wrap Trees
There are a couple of ways to protect your evergreen trees with burlap. Wrapping your evergreens stop the deer from eating them and keeps the cold air out.
To learn more about wrapping your trees for winter protection, ask us at Syracuse Tree Service.
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