I’m in a horticultural zone 3a/b here on the northern Great Plains. Put my trees to bed for the winter, ready for those -35C. (-30F.) nights coming in January. Also need to keep the mice from girdling trunks, squirrels away from the pine buds, and deer from the maple shoots!
Phew… only 5 and a half months to the growing season starting in mid May and lasting for about 3-4 months! I’d like to hear a few more complaints from some members that it is too hot where the are to grow some trees! image|375x500