[permaculture] Planting live Xmas tress

KSantoyo kathryn at earthflow.com
Thu Dec 18 17:05:35 EST 2008

Not sure your nursery's info was exactly correct (re planting
immediately). After all, there are many nurseries in cold climates
that overwinter their potted trees above ground!

The key, of course, is to protect the root ball from drying out and
freezing- and this can be accomplished by INSULATING the pot with, for
example, a quantity of mulch up and around the container- aim for at
least 10" worth all around...

merry merry-


EarthFlow Design Works

On 12/17/08, Margaret & Steven Eisenhauer
<eisenhauerdesign at earthlink.net> wrote:
>  When I spoke to our nursery, they told us that any live tree, in these
>  climes, must ONLY be inside for 10 days, then it must be put immediately
>  into a pre-dug hole, seeing as we've already had several hard frosts and 10
>  inches of snow and then heavily mulched.

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