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Old 07-07-2016, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Reno
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We just planted a couple of trees in our backyard, a Sun Valley Maple and a Burgundy Belle Maple. They came from the nursery with a white plastic corrugated tube around the bottom of the trunk. Both have about 2.5" trunk, I'm thinking they might be large enough that they can stand the sun/winter?

I'm considering removing it, according to this: http://joa.isa-arbor.com/request.asp...ID=2474&Type=2 the supposed benefits are questionable. Ours are not in the public or subject to potential lawn equipment damage (weed eater for example), so those benefits are certainly not necessary for our situation.

Thought I'd post here, perhaps someone from the area can offer further advice. I want the best for our new trees.

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Old 07-07-2016, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...I'm considering removing it...
Trees have been thriving without that wrap for millions of years.
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Old 07-07-2016, 02:44 PM
 
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But these new-fangled trees are frankentrees grafted onto root stock.... never know what kind of coddling they will require!

I'm going to remove this evening, check soil for settling and the like. I also put in an email to the local University extension 'Ask the master gardener'..see what I get from that..
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Old 07-07-2016, 09:51 PM
 
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Removing that type of cover protection should be done during the cooler months to prevent sun burning of the trunk and making it susceptible to cracking and bugs and diseases entering.
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Old 07-07-2016, 10:33 PM
 
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Removing that type of cover protection should be done during the cooler months to prevent sun burning of the trunk and making it susceptible to cracking and bugs and diseases entering.
I planted a grafted Cherokee Princess dogwood in full sun with no protective wrap whatsoever; no problems at all.
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:08 PM
 
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I planted a grafted Cherokee Princess dogwood in full sun with no protective wrap whatsoever; no problems at all.
Lucky you, most areas, especially hot summer areas, can be dangerous to young trees with wrappings removed. It's not advisable by most ag ext services and professional horticultural services to remove wrappings on young trees with the warm/hot weather or during frost season.

Sunburn usually occurs on young trees and thin bark trees, especially those with dark bark. Sunburn damages the tissue just beneath the bark. The bark discolors and dries out, cracks and starts peeling off.
https://blog.birchcrestlandscape.com...t-sunburn-too/

http://cru.cahe.wsu.edu/CEPublicatio...97E/FS197E.pdf

Sunscald, Sunburn to Woody Plants, Shrubs. Garden Damage from heat. Bark, Trunk Bark. Trunk wrap. Trunk wraps.

^^^Just to name a few recommendations across the country.
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Old 07-08-2016, 02:05 AM
 
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Lucky you...
It's not "luck" if you know what you're doing.
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Old 07-08-2016, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Reno
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Removing that type of cover protection should be done during the cooler months to prevent sun burning of the trunk and making it susceptible to cracking and bugs and diseases entering.
sunscald can occur in winter months as well, not sure why you would propose removing in cooler months.

If I ever hear back from the UNR extension 'Ask a Master Gardener'.. I'll post that here.
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