Winters in Wisconsin can be harsh and it’s important to take steps to protect your trees from extreme weather conditions. Burlapping trees is a simple yet effective technique that can help prevent winter and salt damage. Burlap provides a layer of insulation that helps to protect the tree’s bark and branches from the drying effects of the wind and sun, as well as from the weight of snow and ice. In addition, burlap can also help to prevent damage from pests, rodents, and deer.
How to burlap your trees:
First, you want to make sure to purchase enough burlap rolls to cover all your trees.
Start by wrapping the trunk with burlap fabric. Be sure to wrap it loosely, allowing room for the tree to expand as it grows.
Next, wrap the branches with the burlap, taking care to cover any exposed buds or twigs.
Finally, secure the burlap in place with twine or rope.
Burlapping trees is a simple and cost-effective way to protect your trees from winter damage. By taking the time to burlap your trees, you can help ensure that they stay healthy and strong for years to come.