It has been raining today and tonight it will be 27 degrees. How can I protect my budding trees from freezing? They are only 5 ft. tall.
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I would recommend covering the plants with a bed sheet. This should be enough to keep the frost from settling on the buds. If you can, a few jugs of hot water placed under the sheets as well will also keep the air a bit warmer under there. If you have not read it, this article will also be helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/protect-plants-in-freeze.htm