Tree planting advice

Discussion in 'Fertilizers, Pesticides and Diseases' started by rootytalbot, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. rootytalbot

    rootytalbot LawnSite Senior Member
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    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/MapClic...ite=MRX&lat=35.9746&lon=-83.9463#.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
     
  2. rootytalbot

    rootytalbot LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. Holland

    Holland LawnSite Senior Member
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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.
     
  4. rootytalbot

    rootytalbot LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 273

    Thank you Holland.
     
  5. Holland

    Holland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 739

    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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