Richard Hentschel, host of Green Side Up discusses fall tree planting. Tree selection is key to a tree being able to grow to maturity and last our lifetime. Considerations should be mature size, the kind of shade the tree will provide and now consider diversity. The more diversity we have, the lessening the catch of a future outbreak like what happened with our Ash trees. Planting is another part of helping the year establish. The planting hole and depth of planting is critical. Another area is that of girdling roots which can be a problem for both balled and burlapped and container grown plants.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.