November: Protecting Young Conifers and Rhododendrons

Young conifer trees and shrubs as well as rhododendrons need protection from the drying effects of winter winds and sun.  Build a screen using burlap and fence posts to provide protection from the wind on the windward side and from the direct sun on the west and southwest sides.  Don’t wrap them up tightly with burlap because doing so eliminates too much light and packs the branches too closely together.

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