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Getting young trees off to a good start

Relying on late planting is a risky strategy

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The planting season for bare rooted plants is well and truly over. It is still OK to use cold store trees for a few more weeks though. This way the planting season can be extended. Cold store trees are trees that are lifted from the nursery beds when they are still fully dormant and placed in large chilled storage facilities, 'cold stores'.

There are advantages and disadvantages associated with this approach. Cold store plants tend to give excellent results if they are handled well and planted within two weeks of removal from the cold store.


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