team produced a helpful publication on whether To Plant or Not to Plant,
which includes a checklist of eight items for consideration before planting tree seedlings. The Fact Sheet, produced by the Texas Forest Service and Texas Agrilife Extension Service, refers to Texas, but the process for timber stand drought risk assessment is broadly applicable and not time-limited. Important considerations before planting include working with a qualified professional, assessing the site quality and soil moisture, considering the season and the local short and long-term weather predictions provided by NOAA
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