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From the end of October, trees and other plants, such as hedges from the open ground, can be planted in the garden again. The trees then go dormant, the leaves fall off the tree and it takes another six months before it is green again. Many trees are dug up with a ‘bare root’, so there is no soil left. It is of course very important that the roots do not dry out. Some trees and conifers are ‘nailed in’ with burlap rags after grubbing. This makes the roots less likely to dry out.
To begin with, it is very important that the soil in which you plant is suitable. Soil should not be too wet or too dry. This is where it often goes wrong. Especially in newly built gardens this is the biggest problem. In autumn the soil will generally not be too dry. Watering in autumn is usually not necessary, but sometimes it is. If a tree is in the water for more than 1 day, it is not good. If it takes longer…a tree will die!
Roots need to have space. You can also improve soil by mixing in peat and potting soil. Putty sand can be very salty, which is not good for the tree. It is better to replace sand with good soil instead of mixing it. Of course, the best thing is to have a soil sample taken before planting or replace the soil with potting soil.
Never plant a tree too deep. The deeper planted, the moister the soil will be. The roots will then be in the groundwater. If there is little air in the soil, the tree will slowly die. In general, the wetter the soil, the higher the tree should be planted!
Always put a tree pole near a tree. A tree that is shaking can get damage to its root system. Always dig a spacious planting hole. Place the tree pole or poles first, then plant the tree. If you do this the other way around, you are likely to damage the roots.
When planting several trees, it is very important to cut back the crown. The plant then needs to absorb less water and will take root faster. In the spring, the tree can then be pruned further, if necessary. After all, if it is a harsh winter, the branches can freeze.
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