Should we wrap newly planted trees now for protection of this coming cold front of wait until November?
Jefferson County Colorado
I think you could apply the tree wrap now. I would suggest using ‘crate paper’ style tree wrap. Here is a great 3min clip on tree wrapping: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_KOaHXETb4
And here is a link to a brief overview of sunscald: https://planttalk.colostate.edu/topics/weeds-cultural-problems/2111-sunscald-trees/
I am also linking a page from the Colorado State Forestry Service for preparation tips: https://csfs.colostate.edu/2016/10/26/fall-tips-prepare-trees-winter/
And lastly, here is a page on fall and winter water (a technique which can promote vigor throughout the entire year): https://extension.colostate.edu/docs/pubs/garden/07211.pdf