When to Plant a conifer
Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:02 am
I know nothing about gardening. This did not stop me from planting some Colorado blue spruce trees here in suburban Chicago. I thought you could plant trees any time, and that mid summer was the least desirable. My neighbors are telling me I should not have done this in January. It was in the 40's today and will be near 40 tomorrow. Then the 10-day forecast calls for highs in the low to mid 30's and lows in the mid 20's every day for the next ten days (little if any snow). Is there anything I should do to improve the chance of these trees making it? Should I throw mulch around them now or cover them in plastic?