Winrer returns to Midwest, How do you protect your fruit tree??
After record setting warm weather in Midwest region, temporature will be back down below frozen at night tomorrow. Many fruit trees are flowered. My Elberta peach, Santa Rose plum, and Asian Pear are all done flowering. Flower buds' hardiness varies at different stages , but the babay fruit will be in trouble in frozen temporature.
My fruit trees are still very small. I am thinking about just tie 3 8" post together to make a teepee then cover the teepee with clear plastic. It can be left in day time to let sun goes in, and provide some wind break at night. If the night temporature is very low, I might just put a small heater in it , or have a high wattage light on. The light bulb generates some heat will raise the inside temporature somewhat.
Anyone in this forum has better idea on what is the best way, easy way, most economic way... to pretect the young fruits on the tree??