Trees: Wrap trees with crepe-paper from the bottom to the top to prevent damage. Wrapping trees is vital in protecting them from ice damage, as is pruning them properly before winter. Be sure not to shake any ice you may find off of the branches or you run the risk of splitting them and causing severe circulatory issues in your trees.
Tender Plants (Spring-Blooming Trees like Cherry Trees, Citrus Trees, Warm Season Annuals like Petunias and Geraniums, Warm Season Vegetables): Cover any sprouts under a bucket or pot appropriately sized to protect the plant. For larger plants, avoid any type of plastic! Use burlap, fabric, bed sheets, etc. instead. If possible, drape the material over a frame that is placed around your plant. The most important part of covering your plant is to be sure whichever material you use falls to the ground so that the frigid air cannot reach them.
Evergreens: Protect evergreens from the snow and ice with burlap material. As with other types of trees, covering and pruning evergreens is a key factor in keeping them from being severely damaged from the ice and snow, and attempting to shake the ice off an evergreen’s limbs will only serve to damage them more.