One of the most important things you need to learn as a gardener is that there is a digging or transplanting season that has a beginning and an end. Digging season starts in the fall, usually around Thanksgiving, after deciduous plants have lost their leaves. Digging season continues through early spring. Once plants start to leaf out, you have to stop digging and transplanting.
I do all of my spring digging as early as possible, often beginning in February. Because I don’t want the burlap to rot before the selling season even begins I dig the trees, then heel them into my compost pile. Then right before we start selling I pull them out and “build” a root ball on them. See the video on this page to see how that is done.
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