planting Bee Bee Tree fall or spring
we raise bees, we have 160 acres of farm land, mostly pasture. zone 5. we would like to plant in a location full sun. we would like to plant a larger tree closer to blooming stage. should we plant in fall or spring? Thank you, Kathleen Leitner, Camphill Ghent 2542 rte 66, Chatham NY 12037
With a larger tree, I'd go with fall. Even after leaf drop, the roots keep working and will be better able to withstand next year's summer if given a fall head start. Of course, regular watering the first year is important. And I'd resist the temptation to fertilize the first year as well unless a soil test shows deficiencies.