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Can I plant Norway Spruce trees now, in November

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Joined: 2010-11-09

It's the 9th of November, north Missouri. A couple of nurseries said I could plant trees until the ground really freezes. But then they are selling trees, can I plant 4'-5' Norway's now?

Joined: 2010-08-11
a little earlier

in the fall would've been best for you , these trees have shallow root systems and don't take well to frost heaving..they like a couple of weeks for the roots to take hold!!! I guess you're sorta' on the bubble of can / should wait till early spring to plant...you know your weather there , if it was here in NC I'd go ahead and plant it !!Call your county ag offices if you're not quite sure!!

Joined: 2009-08-07
I'm with Bump, call the county Ag office, but also

you can mulch around the base of the tree to help it keep from freezing, the heavier the mulching the better, but air and water do have to be able to get to the roots.

Joined: 2009-08-07
I love Norway Spruce Trees,

no luck growing them at my place here, but the tiny seedling I got from the Arbor-day foundation that I planted in town is doing wonderful now at the end of it's second year there! :)

Joined: 2010-06-24

Will be fine as long as the ground is not solid. The tree is dormant at this time and is living off it's reserves of water till spring. It will not grow any new roots till the days start getting longer.

Joined: 2009-08-07
The other day we were looking

The other day we were looking up information on a tree and ran across some info that said you can manipulate the roots some.

If you need a typically shallow rooted tree to grow deeper roots, then go easy on the mulch and water....the roots will go down for the water. If you over water a tree when it is young, the roots will stay towards the surface to get air and will be more likely to topple in a storm.

If it is anywhere near as dry there as here maybe that will help.

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