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Sep 15, 2016 10:39 AM CST
Hi. We have several arborvitae in our yard that we planted. I do not know which they are. They are about 20 feet tall and six feet wide. They remain green all year. I discovered a line of seedlings along
the back porch which I am trying to loving nuture to taller trees so I can line our yard for privacy and to be more green overall. I live in Maine where temps drop to minus 20 F the coldest. I have some in plastic pots and I want to place them in my raised beds, add a little extra dirt in between and some hay. Will this keep them alive? Thanks for your help. Anna
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Sep 15, 2016 11:34 AM CST
If you can, it would be better to sink the pots into the ground for added protection for the roots. Some say there's a two zone difference in temps.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb

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