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Old 03-01-2014, 06:50 PM
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Tree planting advice

I have a client that needs some Crepe Myrtles, Redbuds, and River Birch trees planted.
I will supply the trees and labor.
I am a little worried about planting with current temps. I'm in East Tennessee.
Here is the forecast for next week
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick...3#.UxJxQBzheL8

(Sorry to make you click the link - but I figured it was the best way to show what my forecast is.)

Should I wait - or will be safe to plant next week???

P.S. -- "call before you dig" will out on Tuesday to mark buried cables, ect for me.

Thanks. Rooty
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:53 PM
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http://www.weather.com/weather/tenda...+TN+37919:4:US

Here is a different forecast with more pictures than words for the later part of the week. I like pictures better than reading words.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:12 PM
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You can plant anytime of year man just not ideal in deep summer. Now would actually be ideal. Those trees you mentioned are super hardy.
Just dig a wide squarish hole. Jag the edges of hole a bunch with shovel and your all set.
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:54 PM
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Thank you Holland.
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:47 PM
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yeah brother. people want to make planting trees so complicated but its not. Squarish jagged hole, limited if any amendments, root ball a bit above grade. a happy tree
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