Q: I’m tempted to plant some young trees since the ground is pretty soft due to rains and to the occasional warming spells we’ve had this winter. Is it too early? I don’t want them to be killed by any late freezes still to come.
You are wise to get a jump on spring planting! When it comes to trees, as long as the ground isn’t frozen solid, you can plant. They will appreciate the extra time to allow their roots to establish before the growing season starts. Just take a few precautionary steps to protect them, like a protective layer of mulch around the base of the tree. While you are here inspecting our tree selection, ask for details about EJC’s Exclusive LIFETIME Tree and Shrub Guarantee.