By Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent, Winter 2014
If you just can’t wait to plant that special landscape tree, why wait? In Georgia, the dead of winter isn’t all that dead. We have such great root weather that roots really don’t have a dormant period here.
If you are planning to plant a tree this winter, take a lesson from commercial foresters. In January and February, they’re busy planting pines across countless Georgia acres. Why don’t they wait until spring? Because there’s much more harm in waiting too long than in planting too early. Roots are active and growing in a lot colder soil than you may think. Continue reading