Re: when to plant on Cape Cod?

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Posted by Newt on August 25, 2003 at 20:05:24:

In Reply to: when to plant on Cape Cod? posted by mark on August 25, 2003 at 14:08:10:

: I plan on planting/transplanting oaks, maples and spruce trees in my new back yard located in Plymouth, Ma. for the purpose of providing privacy and eventually winter wind protection from off the ocean, which is approx. 500 yards away.
: The trees in question will be 3-4 feet tall at planting/transplanting and not have to face severe winds till they've reached a height of 15-20 feet, due to neihboring trees.
: My question is: Can I plant in august/september or is it best to wait till springtime?

Hi Mark,
Actually, most trees benefit from being planted in the fall. Do make sure they continue to get water until the ground freezes and if there is a thaw as well. You'll also want to protect them from drying winds during the winter. Here's some sites that should be helpful.

http://www.tree-planting.com/tree-planting-8.htm
http://www.lpb.org/programs/forest/plantguide.html
http://www.ext.nodak.edu/extpubs/plantsci/trees/f1147w.htm
http://www.gwf.org/swhtree.htm

Newt


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