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Potted Saplings

Posted by Pittsbirder Pa. (My Page) on
Sat, May 3, 14 at 19:46

In early Dec. I was given 10 different saplings (dry root) from a friend who received them from the Arbor Day Foundation. Since it was too cold to plant outside, I planted them around the perimeter of a 10" pot where they've done very well, but only 7 survived. They have grown some, and are full of foliage. My question is how can I transplant them outside, now that the weather is warmer, without causing stress or death by disturbing the roots. I'm certain they are tangled among each other.


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RE: Potted Saplings

Put the whole pot in a bucket of water. Gently remove the pot. Then slowly and gently tease the plant roots apart. Repot or plant right away. Lift the plant out only when the receiving hole/pot is ready. Do not leave trees and roots laying out in the air to dry out. It will be a major setback and you could lose it on a hot, sunny day. Also do not leave them soaking in water more than a few hours. Good luck! What fun, all those new trees. (I also purchased 10 for $10 back in 2001 I think?)

Carol in Jacksonville


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RE: Potted Saplings

Probably do it sooner rather than later. The heat of summer is approaching.

Here are two of my arborday trees from a decade back and an Ilex something or other Holly that I am thinking is firewood.


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