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 ....