Winter Damage to Trees and Shrubs: Good sources of info

It’s not just the cold!  Trees also have to survive salt, ice, de-icers, hungry wildlife, and more.  Here are a few good pubs on preventing winter damage to trees from these and other sources: Protecting Trees and Shrubs Against Winter Damage, a publication by Bert T. Swanson and Richard Rideout, University of Minnesota. This publication discusses damage to trees from […]

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Tree Planting Glossary

ANSI: American National Standards Institute writes specifications and standards for many professions and products through committees of experts in that field (e.g. planting stock, climbing equipment etc.). At Grade: Even with the top of the soil. Backfilling: Refilling the planting hole, done after the tree has been stabilized. Balled and Burlapped: Planting stock that has been dug from the field […]

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How to Plant a Tree

Stephen Schott, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Minnesota Department of Forest Resources Planting a tree is a great investment that pays off in many ways.  Trees add value to property, lower utility bills, and are beautiful to look at.  However, for a tree investment to pay off, it needs a strong start.  This begins with a good planting.  If poorly […]

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The Well Planted Tree

A document produced by Krystal Schaufler, Doug Courneya, Gary Johnson, Jeff Gillman, Patrick Weicherding, Carole Kinion Copeland Click to view document as a PDF: The Well Planted Tree This document touches on the following tree planting topics: How to plant containerized trees How to care for a new tree What happens if a tree is planted too deep? What are […]

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Seasonal care for trees & shrubs: Planting

In the Midwest region, tree planting of bareroot trees and shrubs is best done when the plants are dormant in the spring or at the end of the growing season (fall). Balled and burlapped (B&B), containerized and container grown plants can be planted throughout the growing season, but with caution during the summer months. During the summer, heat and periods of drought are tough on newly planted trees and shrubs.

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