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Trees that have direct southern exposure during the winter months are highly susceptible to tree bark splitting and sun scald damage. Tree bark damage occurs during warm days when the sun heats the bark on the southern side of the tree. During the night the tree's bark cools. This repetitive heating and cooling expands and contracts the tree's bark. If this expansion and contraction of the tree's bark continues over and over again it will cause the bark to split exposing the unprotected inner layer of the tree. Wrapping a tree protects the bark and maintains a more constant temperature thereby reducing the expansion and contraction of the tree bark.What Trees Need to Be Winter Tree Wrapped?
What Trees Do Not Need to Be Winter Tree Wrapped?
Organo-Lawn is your local tree care expert. Call our office in Boulder (303) 499-2000 or Fort Collins (970) 225-9425 if you have any tree care questions.
This apple tree in Boulder Colorado has suffered extreme bark splitting from direct southern exposure and excessive temperature fluctuations.
Winter Tree Wrapping protects youngtrees from winter sun scald.
Always wrap a tree starting at thebottom of the trunk working up thetree to the first tree limb.
We secure the wrapping with a special tape that can expand and is gentle on the tree’s bark.
Winter Tree Wrapping Prices*
Number of Trees - Cost Per Tree
1 - 5 Trees - $10.006 - 15 Trees - $9.0016 - 30 Trees - $8.0031+ Trees - $7.00
* Minimum trip charge of $45 is required. If we are already at the property doing a different service like aeration or synergy there is no minimum charge.