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Planting Conifer Seedlings (IL)

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From: debbie stallings
parkersburg, IL
Do you trim pine tree seedlings roots before you plant them?

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Hi Debbie:

I don't typically trim pine or conifer seedling roots prior to planting. However, I will frequently "lightly" prune hardwood seedlings prior to planting depending on the planting method.

Best, Jay

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