[NAFEX] Winter Protection
rocmdw at aye.net
Sun Aug 11 18:58:47 EDT 2002
The one primary aspect of over-wintering trees in pots is the rapid
dehydration or drying out. Make sure they are watered as if they were
growing. With sufficient moisture, they can take subzero temps without
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doreen Howard" <doreenh at ticon.net>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2002 5:51 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] Winter Protection
> I planted two miniature pear trees each in 10-gallon cans this spring.
> were bare root and have grown nicely throughout the season. I still
> put them in the ground due to job-related reasons, but I have to carry
> through my Zone 4b Wisconsin winter. Then, I will be able to finally
> them in a permanent spot.
> My question is: what do you experts suggest for winter protection?
> I had thought about wrapping the black plastic tubs in bubble wrap with
> layers of burlap over that. Then I thought I'd drag the cans to the north
> side of my garden shed, which is not heated. My thinking is that the
> will stay frozen there and will not thaw during warm winter spells. Any
> Doreen Howard
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