[NAFEX] Transplanting Trees and Shrubs
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Mon Aug 15 15:32:16 EDT 2011
Steve Herje SW Wisconsin Usda zone 3/4
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Steven Covacci <filtertitle at aol.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Steve - NJ 6b/7a
In the midAtlantic, the weather is unpredictable with sometimes a
drought or two, either in winter or in spring. This is then followed by
summer heat and humidity. In Virginia, we plant in the late fall, (like
November-December for apples) hoping that the winter will give the roots
enough time to adjust before the tough summer season.
If you plant in the spring here in 6c/7a Virginia, you have to do a LOT
of watering that first year.
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