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I have wrapped smaller shrubbery in the past, but I have a customer that wants his 10 footers wrapped this winter since he lost almost the whole top third of most of his Arborvitae during last winter. I was wondering what everyone else charges, or if there is a simpler way to do this other than burlap. I was thinking of netting or maybe just a few strands of strategically placed rope. What are everyone else’s thoughts? I am tempted just to tell him that I will come out after each storm and bang the snow off the shrubbery just because it might be easier.
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I think this came up last year when a member of the forum was looking for an easier way to do this. But it seems that burlap was the way to go.

Anyone else have any thoughts on this?
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If you are able to do it, try an anti-dessicant spray. But if you don't wrap and just decide to spray, the other problem with arborvitae is deer love to eat on them during the winter months.
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