The advantages of buying, and when to plant, bare root trees and shrubs.
Our far-flung correspondents have been sighting bare root trees coming in to nurseries and big-box stores. It’s still a little early for planting in many parts of the country, especially considering the brutal nature of winter 2015 back east.
But places in the prairie states and west, especially the Pacific Northwest, enjoying warm winters? Why not take advantage?
Bare root trees not only cost half or so as much as their potted counterparts, they take better to planting. And there’s reason for that. (more…)