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JoAnne Skelly: Spring is the second-best time to plant a tree, but don't ignore rules

My friend John recently asked me if it's too early to plant trees. This is a good question and the answer is, it depends. It depends on whether you can dig your soil well enough to properly plant a tree; whether you can water the tree as often as it needs; and whether the soil will drain if you do water the tree. It depends on whether the tree is still dormant or already has buds showing green.

The best time of year to plant most trees is the fall, when the soil is warm. Roots will have a chance …

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