Content tagged "planting"

Choosing the Right Cultivar to Plant

Apples Updated: August 02, 2017

Several variables should be considered when selecting apple cultivars to plant. Important factors include cold hardiness (some cultivars will not survive...

Should I remove rootball packing materials when I plant a tree?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Adherence to National Planting Standards (ANSI A300 Part 6) recommends that all rootball-supporting material (burlap and wire basket) should be cut off from...

Urban Tree Planting (Part 1): Site Selection

Site selection is the first, important step to make when planting trees in an urban environment. Quality sites have a higher probability of supporting...

Trees in Urban Environments: Site & Species Considerations

   To ensure a tree will grow and develop to maturity, it is essential to evaluate the environmental conditions of a site.Light PatternsConsider the amount...

Planting Trees to Regenerate a Forest

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: November 17, 2014

Renewing a forest—to replace harvested trees or those that died from insects, disease, fire, old age, or extreme weather events—is key to sustainable...

YouTube Channel Ginseng Series

Forest Farming Updated: November 08, 2013

Independent ginseng expert, Bob Beyfuss, explains the differences between woods-cultivated, wild-simulated and truly wild ginseng. We review the methods for...

Soil Characteristics and Tree Planting

Soil conditions are among the most critical site considerations for tree growth and survival. The Urban Soils Module describes how to identify and test soil...

How do I choose an appropriate trellis system for my vineyard?

Grapes Updated: March 06, 2013

Several factors influence the choice of trellis for a vineyard. These include the grape cultivar's growth habit, the expense of the trellis, productivity,...

What is a safe distance to keep between a tree and my house?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: November 28, 2012

The distance between your home and a tree planting should be determined by the mature width of the tree's canopy. Trees should be planted at least a distance...

Establishing an Apple Orchard

Apples Updated: October 02, 2012

How do I transplant grape vines?

Grapes Updated: January 05, 2012

Transplanting of vines is easiest and most successful when the vines are young. Dig up as much of the root system as possible when the vine is dormant. Dig a...

How should grapevines be planted?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: October 04, 2011

You may plant grape vines in either spring or fall. If you plant them in the fall, mound soil above the surface in the root zone and then remove the extra...

We want to plant an Ohio Buckeye tree at our future home (about 3 years). Can we get a sapling and keep it alive in a large pot until we move?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: September 29, 2011

For the best success and long term health of your tree plant your Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra) directly where you want it to grow at your new  home....

What diseases are problematic when planting apple trees in heavy soils?

Apples Updated: August 28, 2011

Heavy soils are those that contain more clay particles relative to sand and silt components. The high clay content causes the soils to be less friable,...

For an apple tree, how many inches above the soil should I keep the graft union after planting?

Apples Updated: August 09, 2011

For trees on size controlling rootstocks, the bud union should be 3 to 6 inches above the soil line. Remember that in some instances the tree can settle...

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