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Should I wrap my shrubs with burlap for the winter? Like most topics these days, there are different opinions. So I'll go out on a limb and state my opinion.....Some yes, and some no! For hardy woody shrubs -burning bush, privet, yew, forsythia, spirea, viburnum, for example, I see no need to wrap them. Certainly wrapping will keep the deer and rabbits from chewing on them, but from first hand experience, even if this happens, the shrub will grow back just fine. It might look wonky for a year or two until it fills in, but it will. Conversely I've been wrapping my evergreens since before rap music was even invented. I do this to protect from drying winter winds as much as varmint protection. Whether you wrap or not, do your shrubs a favor and give them a nice bucket of water right now. They'll take up this water before there's a snow cover. One last tip...I use safety pins to attach rope to my top layer of burlap as seen in the second picture here. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!