November is a great time to wrap your smaller trees up to 2 1/2 inches in diameter. This typically means smoother barked trees such as lindens, maples and fruit trees. Wrapping will help reduce the possibility of sun scald and winter damage.
There are steps to wrapping a tree correctly. Start at the base of the tree and slightly overlap each turn until you reach the first branch. Cut the wrap and secure the end with duct tape or twine. As stated above, the wrap reduces the possibly of sun scald or freeze cracking and rodent damage.
Be sure to remove the wrap in the early spring around Easter. Leaving the wrap on during the summer months promotes decay from fungus or a place for insects to hide and diseases to develop. Pahl’s has tree wrap available for you to purchase and people to answer any additional questions you have about wrapping trees.