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4 Reasons Why Tree & Shrub Planting Should Be a Fall Activity

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When it’s springtime and the trees are starting to bloom, new life is everywhere. It’s no wonder than that the majority of us consider this time to be ideal for the planting of new trees and shrubs. However, if you went the entire summer without planting anything that you had planned on during those long summer days, don’t fret! The truth is that fall is a great time for tree & shrub planting. In fact, we have come up with 4 reasons to wait until fall to plant your trees and shrubs:

Tree & Shrub Planting

  1. Great time to take root- A tree or shrub in the fall is most likely in its dormant phase. That means the energy is spent on growing long and strong roots instead of growing leaves and fruit. Your dormant plants can take root better when planted in the fall.
  2. Less stressful for your plants– It can be a shock to a tree or shrub to be taken from one place to another. Some plants can’t recover from the shock and die. A tree or shrub planted when dormant is much less stressed and more likely to live.
  3. Easier maintenance– Trees and shrubs planted in the winter require less fertilizer and watering to ensure their survival.
  4. Great values- Fall is the time when nurseries are clearing out their summer inventory. You can score some great deals on a tree that would have been far more expensive had you bought it just a few months earlier.

If you’d like to know more about tree & shrub planting during the fall or what type of plants would work best for your property, give us a call here at WillowStone today!