Do Young Dogwood Trees Need To Be Protected From Frost And Can They Be Exposed To High Wind

Question From: Conway, South Carolina, United States
Q: New Dogwood trees that are 3/4" or so thick do they need to be protected from frost? Trees are stacked and wired cover (rubber) to hold in place. Always seem to be wind here even late at night.

A: There is no way to protect them from frost. When staking, the wires should not be taught. Wiggle room is important to help tree develop strength in its trunk. Dogwoods are understory trees and may not do well in high wind conditions. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy