How To Plant Trees: Select The Right Time of Year Part 1

If you don’t plant your tree during the proper time of year it will be less likely to survive and thrive. Don’t plant in late spring or summer because the heat will add extra stress the tree and could cause it to die. Of course, all this depends on the type of plant, because different plants have different needs.

Typically, April and May are the prime times to plant in the Tri-Cities area, because the tree has all summer to grow and get accustomed to its new abode. Otherwise, September and October are your best bet. It tends to be cooler and rainier and the trees are getting ready for hibernation.

Certain trees don’t do well if planted in the fall, like oaks (nut trees) and birches. Container trees tend to do better if planted in the fall than trees in burlap or trees that are baled, because these tend to go into transplanting shock in the fall.

We are fortunate to have great weather here with 300 days of sunshine per year, a little rain fall, and plenty of local irrigation water to provide all that a tree would need. Don’t forget, when planting your tree, that you will need a tree maintenance plan. We are happy to take care of your trees.

Keep in mind that proper tree care begins when you pick a tree and what you do to your tree in its first couple years of life will affect its shape, strength, and its life span. By following these steps, you will make sure tree gets on the correct foot and keep it healthy throughout its life. We look forward to helping you with all of your tree maintenance needs. No matter where you live in the Tri-Cities, your tree maintenance needs are our priority.

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