Fall Planting Hints


Fall is a good time to plant fruit trees; winter rain ensures the roots do not dry out.
Planting the tree at correct level is important. If it too high, roots may dry out; too deep
and the bark on the stem collar may rot, leading to the death of the tree.

Dig the size of the hole three times the diameter of the rootball.

Tease the roots out of the container or spread the roots out of a bare rootball to establish
them in the planting hole.

If roots are injured, cut back to healthy wood before planting to prevent the spread of
infection.