How to plant a tree that's in a large wooden crate

StuartLawrenceAugust 23, 2013

Hey guys,

I purchased a weeping Serbian Spruce which is contained in a large wooden crate at least 2 ft by 2ft. The tree is about 6 feet tall. How should I remove the tree from the crate and plant it in the ground? The tree in the crate looks like it would be too heavy for me to move and lift. Any help on how to get the tree planted would be greatly appreciated.

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There's no easy way to do this. Best method is probably to prepare the planting hole, slide in the tree still in its container using planks or plywood so there's no lifting. Then carefully remove the crate. Then backfill, tamping and watering as you go so you eliminate air pockets.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 5:36AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

i know dave.. in the conifer forum has dealt with these.. because i noted i liked his recycled use of the boxes ... in other words.. he did not destroy them ....

i am not sure.. he visits the tree forum

i would not plant a conifer in august.. in MI ... i would place it.. box and all in shade.. until mid to late fall.. when nights are reliable cool ... and days more temperate ... all you need is a couple hundred degree days after planting


    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 7:09AM
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