best time to plant a new tree? - Knowledgebase Question

Winder, Ge
Avatar for lucycatrn
Question by lucycatrn
September 1, 2008
Heard that the best planting time for trees is in the fall. Is this true for most all trees?

Answer from NGA
September 1, 2008
You can plant trees and shrubs at almost any time of the year. I'd avoid frozen soils and the heat of summer, but other than that, you should be able to successfully plant a landscape tree most any time. The benefits of planting in either spring or fall is that's when temperatures are cool and rainfall abundant, both of which will help the tree's roots establish quickly and lessen transplant shock.

Good luck with your new trees!

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Murky and is called "Eastern Redbud and Evergreens"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.