Monday, January 20, 2014
Container Grown or Bare-Root?
Along about this
time, a young
turns to love,
while mine turns to
love of planting trees.
My yard has reached
Come spring, I'm
going to try to sneak in 3 small trees I've started from seed. Time these tiny
little buggers faced the outside world.
Many times I've been asked if I prefer "container balled and burlapped
or bare-root trees." Hands down, I prefer the bare-root but I have
planted many a tree from a pot. After three years of growth, compare
the two. Usually the bare-root will be more stable ..... IF the tree has
had proper early structural pruning. A deep strong taproot with one
central leader is what we are aiming for.
So many people plant a tree and if green leaves appear, they forget
about it. Don't do that. Plant it, prune it, water it, feed it, love it.
You'll be amazed at the true love-affair one can have with a tree.
Adios dear bloggy friends.