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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Preparing your trees for winter

By Gary Wyatt, Extension Educator - Agroforestry and Bioenergy

It may not seem like it with the unseasonably warm temperatures we’ve been experiencing this fall,
but winter is on its way. Are your trees and perennials prepared for the changes ahead?
Perennial shrubs and trees, especially conifers, should be watered generously until the soil freezes. Mulching trees will help reduce winter root damage.

Young maples and thin barked trees may benefit from some kind of sunscald protection to prevent the bark from cracking this winter and spring. This protection is usually in the form of a plastic tube or tree wrap which is removed in spring. These practices can also help in reducing winter animal damage. Read more ....

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