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Protect your spruce trees from the winter freeze [901]

The coniferous trees that were planted in the current year in most cases will not have enough time to develop powerful root system in order to get stronger and survive severe Canadian winter conditions. Young plants need the vital protection that can be created in various ways with the use of prefabricated or self-made frameworks

The best time for the new plants’ sheltering is when the dry and cold weather has been established. It is recommended to place the protective materials on the solid frames providing stability to the branches and optimal aeration to the plant.

Pre-Fab Shelters

The pre-purchased frames come in easily assembled kits. There are numerous options available and it is always possible to find the frameworks of suitable forms and sizes.

The carcasses of these products are made of polymeric or metal tubes, bamboo rods or a close-meshed grid. The nonwoven cloths are used as protective material and are the best to provide necessary aeration and to keep the dry air inside the shelter.

Shelters Self-made of the wire

Other approach to sheltering your ever-greens that will save you about half of the cost, is creating the winter shelter yourself. In this case the basis for fixating the fabric is made from the thick wire. The criss-cross arches are set above the tree to establish the protective structure. The sackcloth or other nonwoven fabric is purchased separately according to the required footage.

The synthetic cloth is pulled over a frame and pinned with wire pins.

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