When is the Best Time to Plant a Tree?

Trees are wonderful landscape features that may improve the aesthetics of a property, make it more enjoyable to use, and increase its value. Choosing the best trees and planting them in ideal locations is important, but it is also essential that trees are planted at the right time. Trees that are planted at the wrong time may not thrive and may even die. When is the best time to plant a tree?

The Most Optimal Times to Plant a Tree

The local climate plays a significant role in determining the best time to plant trees. In colder climates, the best time is usually in the spring, but in the warmer climate around Kingwood and Houston it is usually best to plant in the fall.

Newly planted trees need time for their roots to develop and grow. Planting in the fall provides this opportunity as the trees will be mostly dormant through the winter months, allowing the roots to grow without needing to provide nutrients for canopy growth until spring. The mild winters in the Kingwood area provide plenty of time for the root system to develop in advance of the growing season and the subsequent summer heat stress.

After planting a new tree, it is important to keep it watered through the winter months until it has become established. This is especially important in areas that experience dry winters. The preferred way to water new trees is with a soaker hose. Water until the soil is saturated, and then repeat the watering process after the ground has dried.

Forest Tree Service offers tree planting, pruning, trimming, and removal services throughout Kingwood and the surrounding areas. We have been working with clients to find the best solutions to their tree needs since 1998. We bring more than three decades of tree experience to every job so you can be confident that you will receive professional service. Contact us today at 281-359-7874 to learn more about our tree services or to request a quote.