Should I wrap the trunks of newly planted trees?

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Should I wrap the trunks of newly planted trees?

Answer: 

Wrapping protective materials around the trunks of newly planted trees is usually not necessary.  There appears to be little or no benefit to tree wraps.  If you do decide to use a tree wrap, place it around trees in fall (November) and promptly remove it the following spring.  

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