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August 27, 2014 12:00 AM

Mote: Fall a great time for planting trees, shrubs

Many people do not catch the “planting bug” until spring, but fall is an excellent time to garden. Fall is especially a great time to plant tree and shrubs. Planting trees and shrubs in the fall and early winter gives them an optimum opportunity to establish before the summer heat and possible drought arrives. Even though the tops of deciduous plants go dormant for the winter and the tops of evergreen plants slow down, roots continue to grow. Since the tops demand little from the roots, the plants’ energy can be funneled to the roots for growth and establishment.

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