Sheltering your trees during the winter

December 26th, 2012 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

All across America and no matter the climate zone, winter is here.  As of today, a storm front is currently affecting many states, pelting them with rain and snow.  Please be safe out there.  There have been deaths.


Sheltering your trees during the winterWith that said, are you protecting your trees, shrubs or seedlings?  If not, you should consider our tree tubes and tree shelters.  Tree shelters provide protection for young trees by forming a physical barrier or wall around the tree.  Although the primary function of tree shelters is protecting young trees from animals, there also are many other benefits.


Tree shelters are a lot like greenhouses insomuch as they accelerate growth, but more importantly, they protect against the elements.  In the early stages of their growth, trees are very vulnerable to the elements, particularly frost.  Not surprisingly, you must keep an eye on temperature when guiding young trees in their growth.  Tree shelters give you the upper hand.


The belief that very cold temperatures injure trees and shrubbery is a common misconception.  What hurts growth more, especially in younger trees, is the rapid fluctuation of temperature.  It is safe to say that every region in this country has been experiencing these rapid fluctuations.  Summer seems longer and winter sudden and misplaced.  As a result, trees, shrubs, and plants may be de-acclimated or, in other words, they never get used to the temperature and climate and cannot grow properly or not at all.  Again, tree shelters give you the upper hand in dealing with the inconsistent environment.


Regardless of the climate zone you may be living in, tree tubes and tree shelters are a great way to protect your young trees and facilitate their growth.

-Craig (

Written by Coldstreamfarm


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