planting a potted maple tree question


Old 10-08-07, 07:25 AM
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planting a potted maple tree question

hi, We live on Long Island NY, going through a warm stretch here...mid 70's low 80's.... was wondering, at this time of year, if i could plant a Maple tree we have been growing in a pot. Its about 2 1/2' tall... any suggetions would be helpful. ty
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Old 10-08-07, 09:19 AM
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Fall is a good time to plant trees. The cooler temperatures allow for trees to concentrate on root development without the worry of heat, drought, and leaf development. Plant in a location where soil is well-drained and where it is sunny. Keep in mind how big the tree will be at maturity so it does not overwhelm the house and landscape. Too, maples tend to be shallow rooted, so you do not want to plant where roots can harm the foundation. Wait until spring to fertilize.
Old 10-08-07, 11:00 AM
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Is this a Japanese maple? Do you want sites on how to plant, mulch and water?

Old 10-08-07, 11:51 AM
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ty for your help

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