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Q.Will Burlap That Smells Damage My Evergreen Tree?

Zone Rochester Hills, MI | Anonymous added on December 19, 2021 | Answered

I purchased burlap to wrap a 4 ft Norway Spruce which is in a large planter outside. I am worried that the smell of the burlap may be something toxic and may damage the Norway Spruce tree.

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Answered on December 21, 2021

Is the burlap touching the tree? Typically the burlap is wrapped around the planter to protect the roots. You can also mulch the soil. Burlap is treated with EPA-approved preservatives so I don't think it will harm your tree. Burlap is routinely used to wrap tree roots so it must be safe.


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