If you’re ready to replace some trees in your yard or add some new ones into the mix, we have good news. We’re quickly approaching the best time to plant deciduous, coniferous, and/or fruit trees in our area of Minnesota. With over 3 decades of gardening and landscaping experience, we’re your local resource to listen and educate so that we can provide you with the right plants, trees, and shrubs for your project.
The following is some advice on when to plant these native trees in our region, but we strongly encourage you to stop in and visit with us about your project.
The most suitable time to plant fruit trees in Central Minnesota is during their dormant season, typically from late fall to early spring. This period allows the trees to conserve energy and prepare for robust growth as spring emerges. Therefore, you have plenty of time to plant to add some fruit trees yet this fall!
Seize the moment to plant deciduous trees this fall, as it proves to be the most favorable season as the trees gear up for their winter dormancy. The cooler temperatures and (hopefully) consistent rainfall create an ideal environment for establishing strong root systems before winter arrives. We know it’s hard to beat the beauty of maples, oaks, and birches.
The fragrance of pine trees is unbeatable, and their bows invite twinkling Christmas lights each year. For planting coniferous trees, Central Minnesota’s optimal times are the cooler months of late summer or early spring. This allows them to thrive in mild weather conditions and develop sturdy root systems. Spruce, fir, and cedar trees offer exceptional benefits as effective visual barriers, wind blockers, and enticing habitats for wildlife.
As your local nursery and avid gardeners, we invite you to stop in so we can talk more about the trees you want to plant. Tell us about the trees you’d like to purchase and where you want to plant them so we can give you our best advice for successful planting. As the season progresses, our hours shift so please check our website for current hours or call ahead 320-632-4747.