Thursday, April 24, 2014

Home Grown: Arbor Day Tree Planting.

Wherever you reside, Arbor Day is not only a day to take note of the beauty and usefulness of trees, but it's also usually a good day to plant a new tree.

Millions of conservation tree and shrub seedlings are planted each year across the U.S. for windbreaks, wildlife habitat, watershed protection, wood products and other conservation purposes. These seedlings are typically small, bare-root, 1 to 2 years old, and about 12 inches tall.

Spring is the best season to plant conservation trees, from the moment the frost is out of the ground until the weather starts to become hot and dry.

Ideally, seedlings should be planted the same day they are received from the nursery. But if planting must be postponed, choose cool, humid, cloudy days. Early morning or evening generally provides the best conditions for handling seedlings.

Continued at... Arbor Day Tree Planting.

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Artwork: Planting a Tree by Sir George Clausen.

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