Should I wrap the trunks of newly planted trees?

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Should I wrap the trunks of newly planted trees?

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Wrapping protective materials around the trunks of newly planted trees is usually not necessary during the growing season.   There is little or no benefit to tree wraps during this time. However, tree wraps are beneficial during the winter months on young trees to prevent rodent damage or sunscald injury.  If you do decide to use a tree wrap, place it around the tree in fall (November) and promptly remove it the following spring (April).

Learn more about caring for newly planted trees in this article: Care of Newly-Planted Trees

 

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