winter help for arbovite

Asked October 9, 2017, 11:17 AM EDT

We planted young 7 4-5 ft tall arbovite's and wonder how to protect them from deer & rabbits over the winter. Wrap or fence? Thank You Sherry Bay

Ramsey County Minnesota

1 Response

Either would work but wrapping with burlap may work better in your case as it would be hard to have a fence 5+ feet tall. You should leave the top open somewhat rather than enclosing the entire shrub. It is extremely important that you continue to water your evergreens until the ground freezes. That, along with the burlap. will help protect them from winterburn. Here are some other suggestions: http://www3.extension.umn.edu/county/morrison/county-horticulture-educator/article/snow-storm-damage...