How to Wrap Black Plastic About Fruit Trees in the Winter

On warmer winter days, fluids began to move inside your trees; when the sun sets and colder temperatures return, trees are often damaged. Known as “sunscald,” the abrupt drop can cause holes and cracks in the bark. However, a little plastic and planning can protect your trees from harm.

Ample and unroll the plastic wrapping. One side should be light or white colored, and another black.

Begin at the bottom of the tree. Hold one end of the wrap from your back. The light side should be facing, the dark side facing in. Begin wrapping the plastic around the tree back in a circular motion.

Overlap the plastic, winding it around the back while moving upward. Multiple layers aren’t needed, but you don’t wish to leave any gaps between the plastic in which the bark is exposed.

Take the wrap all the way to the very first key limb to make sure the whole trunk is shielded. It can be extended further on younger trees using slimmer trunks.

Pull the wrap cozy. Use the scissors to cut off any excess plastic which isn’t needed.

Staple the cut end to the wrap itself, taking care not to push some staples to the tree. You might want to loosen the wrap marginally at the top to create a small bulge of vinyl wrap which can be stapled to the finish.

Remove the tree wrap after one year. If the wrapping is left on longer, especially during the warmer summer months, then it may encourage disease and insects to take up home from the exceedingly protected bark. It may also constrict the tree healthy growth.

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