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Newspapers as a Tree Wrap

By Skiekitty
November 19, 2012

To prevent tree scalding in the winter, don't bother with "tree wrap." Just get some newspapers, wrap those around the trunk of the tree, and use duct tape to keep the newspaper in place. I prefer the bright orange duct tape so I will remember to take it off in the spring. Just don't wrap the newspapers tight around the trunk.

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Name: Shannon
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Shannon
Nov 19, 2012 10:58 AM CST
Great Idea..I was going to get tree wrap for my tree rose today. I think I will go with the orange
or bright green tape also Hurray!
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Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Nov 19, 2012 11:21 AM CST
I've lost a few trees to sunscalding w/our winters here, and tree wrap is SOOO expensive considering what it is! Newspapers are so much cheaper! Another alternative is butcher paper, too, as that's waxy & can withstand moisture a bit better, and doesn't dissolve as fast.
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Name: Paul
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paulgrow
Nov 19, 2012 1:46 PM CST
I'm concerned that the newspaper will hold moisture and could be the gateway for fungal diseases.
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
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Skiekitty
Nov 19, 2012 2:01 PM CST
Paul - This tip is more for people in my situation - no moisture. Newspapers wouldn't hold up in a wetter environment such as yours. Plus you probably don't have bad sun scalding there, either. We here in the Denver Metro have over 320+ days of sunshine a year and our moisture can be as low as 2-5% in the middle of the day.
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats

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