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Friday - February 13, 2015

From: Crandall, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Transplants, Trees
Title: Time to Plant Trees and Shrubs in the Dallas Area
Answered by: Mike Tomme

QUESTION:

Is it OK to plant evergreen shrubs-trees in January or February in the Dallas, Texas area?

ANSWER:

The best time to plant trees and shrubs in Texas is in the fall. The next best is in early spring. The time to avoid is late spring or summer. You want to give a plant as much time to as possible to get established before the July, August, September blast furnace.

Here is a how to article on planting trees. 

 

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