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If you have planted your new trees in the late fall, be sure to stake the trees until their roots have become thoroughly anchored. The taller the tree, the more important this is, for winter storms can easily blow over young trees before their roots have had a chance to become established. You may also want to wrap or paint young deciduous tree trunks to prevent sunscald until the canopy develops enough shade and the bark enough toughness to withstand the winter sun.