Episode Show Notes / Description
University of Illinois Extension Educator Richard Hentschel shares how to winterize the home orchard. Two primary concerns are preventing damage from: 1) cold weather damage and 2) rodents. Whether it is rabbits or field mice, using protective wraps and wire fencing are still the best way to prevent feeding damage. Cold weather damage can also be prevented by wrapping the young tender trunk to prevent both frost cracks and sun scalding. This will need to be done for at least the first winter.