How to over winter a fig tree in northern climates

I live in Rochester Ny and I bury my fig trees each fall.Results are good but it is a very difficult task.Is there an easier way to protect the fig treesover winter?

Submitted by tonydimitro

Hi, Well burying the tree is a tried-and-true method for figs in northern climates. You could also try packing the tree with some sort of insulation such as straw or shredded newspapers and then wrapping the entire tree with burlap. The goal is to keep the tree and root ball from freezing solid and away from rough winter weather. I would say, however, if you've had luck burying your fig, I would not experiment with another method that might not work.

Answered by doug.jimerson