Help/advice on planting new 3 ft trees
Q. Can anyone offer some help or advice on planting some new 3 ft trees? Just bought them from the garden center, and they're still wrapped.
A. Summer is an especially challenging time of year to plant a tree. The heat is very hard on the roots as they are exposed while planting. Be careful to choose a rainy or overcast day or do your work when the sun is not high.
Dig your panting pit at least three times the diameter of the root ball. It sounds as if your trees are in ball and burlap form. Remove any binding twine from around the base. If there is a wire basket, remove it once you have the tree placed in the hole. Carefully peel down the burlap from the top third of the root ball. If you notice roots that have turned and are tending to circle, prune them with sharp, clean pruners. Mix soil amenities in with the backfill and gently tamp as you backfill.
Rootwells will help with root growth through aeration and deep irrigation. Water the tree immediately, thouroughly, and often. If you have installed rootwells, watering will be easier as you can fill each device with about 1.7 gallons. Mulch the area with a 2-3" layer of composted mulch, but do not heap it on the trunk bark.
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Help/advice on planting new 3 ft trees Summer is an especially challenging time of year to plant a tree. The heat is very hard on the roots.
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