The problem is – when young trees don’t have as deep of an energy tank as their more established, mature contemporaries do. If they’re expending all of their energy trying to fend off the elements in the summer, there isn’t much left for the winter – which can be twice as harsh.
Now that being said, there is one exception to planting trees in the summer and that’s planting them in plastic containers. Because the trees already have an established root system, they’ll be less likely to deal with the ups and downs of transplant shock. But even container trees need to be watered constantly. So be sure that if you’re going to do this that you make sure you’re really watering them.
So why should you wait to plant your tree in the spring or fall?
Simply put, during the spring/fall seasons, trees are beginning or are existing in a dormant phase; meaning their growth is significantly less than what it is in the summer. Healthy root development occurs here, as does less temperature fluctuation, more moisture in the soil, etc.
If you’re looking to plant some more trees, we’re happy to help you plan. Give us a call today and we’ll offer a free consultation!