Tree Problems

Bare-Root Tree Planted Incorrectly


Anonymous added on May 30, 2011 | Answered

I purchased two bare-root trees. I did not soak them before planting. I had them two days in my garage in a black plastic bag with wet hay in there. My son dashed out and planted them for me. I am worried that the roots were too dry. Also, one of the tree's collar is above ground level. Is it ok to mound dirt up high enough to cover that part?


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Nikki
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Answered on May 31, 2011

You can mound up the soil to the collar. They should be ok, as long as they are kept well watered.

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