WHEN TO PLANT
Trees are traditionally planted at the end of winter, when they were grown bare-root in the field and shipped dormant to the buyer. With container grown trees, trees can be planted throughout the year, except during the coldest winter months when there is snow on the ground or the ground is frozen. We ship progressively farther north as the spring arrives across the nation. If you receive trees from us shipped mailorder in the spring, wait until after the major threat of frost is past before planting. Complete planting instructions will accompany the order.
Fall is an excellent time to plant. Not only are you at your property preparing to hunt, but the trees slow down and go dormant with the fall, and even without leaves continue to root in during the winter as long as the ground is not frozen, so they will become acclimated and actually come out stronger in the spring. In the nursery, we always try to do our up-potting in the fall, which gives us a larger tree the coming year than those planted in the spring.