Trees can beautify our landscape, provide needed shade (helping eliminate the need for day-long air conditioning, saving energy and money) and help oxygenate our air through photosynthesis. They also increase the value of your home with their aesthetic value. Special care should be taken to protect your young trees in winter, especially from damage from wind, frost, harsh sun and ice. Places such as Minnesota have particularly harsh winters; however, all areas have some type of climate change and your young trees can be damaged. Preparing your trees for the seasons will pay off year after year in beautiful foliage.