It's not too late: Protect your trees!
Winter is quickly approaching, it's time to make sure you've got your trees covered.
There are several reasons to protect your trees.
If you have rabbit problems, you need to wrap the trunk of the tree. When food sources are scarce, rabbits and rodents will eat the bark of your new trees. Any trees with a trunk 3" or less in diameter, especially fruit and flowering trees, need to have a tree wrap protecting the trunk.
If you have an abundance of deer where you live, its a good idea to consider a fence around your newly planted tree. Just wrapping with the plastic or paper wrap will likely not be enough to protect the tree against damage. Deer will rub their antlers against the new bark while rutting.
Trees should be wrapped or fenced from Halloween to May day every year.
We recommend using light colored plastic wrap or corrugated plastic pipe to wrap your trees. Stay away from dark or black tree wrap as this can heat up the trunk of the tree too much.