Planting Trees

IrishgirlNC8a(8a NC)December 10, 2004

My trees have been delivered (almost all of them). Most are container grown, but two are B&B. Of course, they are the two most expensive and two of the ones I just realllly wanted. We are supposed to have 23 degree weather Tuesday night. I am not sure that the people who are going to dig the holes will be here before then. What should I do?

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ShadyGrove5(z6b TN)

Pile your trees close together and mulch them with leaves, straw or commercial mulch. You could dig a shallow trench if you're really worried or won't be planting anytime soon. As long as they stay moist, your trees can wait all winter if necessary. I live in an area that produces most of the nursery trees and shrubs for the Southern US. Farmers dig and B&B starting in December and pile the trees up in the fields and nursery lots mulched and insulated just like this until they ship in the spring. Good luck!

    Bookmark   December 11, 2004 at 9:58PM
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