tree wrap


A tree wrap or tree wrapping is a wrap of garden tree
sapling In botany Botany, also called , plant biology or phytology, is the science Science (from the Latin word ''scientia'', meaning "knowledge") is a systematic enterprise that Scientific method, builds and Taxonomy (general), organiz ...
s, roses, and other delicate plants to protect them from frost damage (e.g. frost cracks or complete death). In the past it was made of straw (straw wrap) . Now there are commercial tree wrap materials, such as crepe paper or burlap tapes. Tree wrapping is also used to prevent saplings from sunscald and drying of the bark. A disadvantage of tape wrapping is dampness under the wrapping during rainy seasons.''Urban & Community Forestry. A Guide for the Interior Western United States'', 1990,
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Further reading

*Frost and the Prevention of Frost Damage, by Floyd Dillon Young, 1929 (free at Google Books) **Describes, in part, various kinds of wraps and covers Horticulture Cryobiology