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winter prep ideas 1 year 11 months ago #24973

I was wondering if everyone and anyone can give advice on winter storage for trees under 10 years old. It was suggested that I plant the trees (while still in their pots) in the ground.
Any opinions on that?
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winter prep ideas 1 year 11 months ago #24975

My trees stay where they are all year. No need to move them or do anything. Certainly would not bury them in the ground.
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winter prep ideas 1 year 11 months ago #24976

m5eaygeoff wrote: My trees stay where they are all year. No need to move them or do anything. Certainly would not bury them in the ground.


This depends where you live.... Where I am it is normal to have temperatures well below -10C all winter, and it can reach -30. I still have to build my cold frame. Burying them in the ground adds insulation to the roots, protecting them from frost (which is what kills them), I don't see a problem in doing this. I think you'll still need to water the tree though.
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winter prep ideas 1 year 11 months ago #24980

What to do really depends on your climate. How cold does it get, will there be snow, are the trees exposed to sun and wind etc. And of course, a pine is a different beast then a maple.
If you do not get severe frost )So temps not dropping to below -5c) you can just leave pretty much all plants outside. I normally place the trees together in a corner out of the sun and wind and leave them there. Except for evergreens, which stay in the sun unless we have a long term frost.

If temps are expected to drop below this -5, I move them into a verntilated shed (I have the luxury of having a shed with a semi-detached roof, which will protect against spikes in temp, but otherwise adjusts to outside temperature.
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