[NAFEX] Best time to transplant trees/shrubs: Fall or Spring?

david liezen chandos49 at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 12 20:57:47 EDT 2011


Steve,
You bring up an important consideration. Here in Spokane I must wait until the ground is no longer frozen deeply and when I plant in  Spring, I immediately mulch to moderate soil temps and moisture loss. 
For what that's worth:
                        Dave L.
 

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> When is the best time to transplant deciduous trees/shrubs: Fall or Spring? I figure Fall since there will be days when the temperatures are above 32 F. and root growth can, then, occur; conversely, I would expect spring just in case reduction of feeder roots could be a problem during dry weeks, free of snow cover, when further die-back occurs when the upper-most layer of the ground freezes continually.
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