How To Care For Your Bare Root Trees

How To Care For Your Bare Root Trees

What are bare root trees?

Bare root trees are trees that have been removed from the ground and have no soil around the roots. They can be sold either bare or with a small amount of soil around the roots. Bare root trees must be planted as soon as possible after they are bought.

How to care for your bare root trees?

When you get your bare root tree, there are a few things you need to do to ensure its success. First, soak the roots in a bucket of water for a few hours before planting. This will help them absorb more water once they're in the ground. 

If you receive your trees in the winter, pot the trees up until you are able to plant. This will help the bare root trees stay healthy until you can plant them in their permanent home.

Next, make sure you plant the tree in the right spot. The spot should be sunny and have well-drained soil.

Make sure they get enough water during dry periods, especially when temperatures rise above 80 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius). Dig a hole that's twice as wide as the tree's root ball and just as deep. Be sure to loosen the soil around the hole, so the roots can easily spread out. 

Once the tree is in the hole, backfill with soil and pack it down gently. Water thoroughly and continue to water regularly for the first few weeks after planting.

Make sure to keep an eye on your tree for any signs of distress, such as wilting leaves or drooping branches. If you notice any problems, take corrective action right away. 

Once your bare root trees are planted, add a layer of mulch around them to keep the soil moist and free from weeds. Watering regularly is essential for bare root tree care.

Finally, prune away any dead or damaged branches to encourage new growth and help shape the tree's structure. Following these tips will ensure your bare root trees thrive.

With the right care and attention, bare root trees can thrive in most climates. Following these tips will ensure your tree stays healthy and happy for years to come!

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