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Carol22-Oct-02 05:22 PM EST 5a   
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Carol22-Oct-02 08:30 PM EST 5a   
Ed23-Oct-02 09:36 PM EST 5a   


Subject: planting cedars now
From: Carol
Zone: 5a
Date: 22-Oct-02 05:22 PM EST

i have been given two cedars, I need to go dig them up tomorrow. What advice do you have?


Subject: RE: planting cedars now
From: Ed
Zone: 5a
Date: 22-Oct-02 06:02 PM EST

Carol,more info re size, variety etc.,would have been helpful, but dig them with as large a rootball as possible and transplant as soon as possible. Keep the roots moist at all times and after transplanted keep watering until freeze-up; err on the side of over vs under watering.


Subject: RE: planting cedars now
From: Carol
Zone: 5a
Date: 22-Oct-02 08:30 PM EST

Hi Ed, 4 to 5 feet tall, I don't know what variety. I thought to use garden faberic in a large bucket, then wrap and tie the whole root to prevent soil loss from around the roots. I thought pine and cedars had shallow roots, is that true?


Subject: RE: planting cedars now
From: Ed
Zone: 5a
Date: 23-Oct-02 09:36 PM EST

Carol, a 5-footer would have fairly large roots; instead of jamming them into a bucket, packing them " ball & burlap " style might be preferable. Cedars have a shallow fibrous root system, more so than pine, and now is as good a time as any to transplant. Repeating, water, water, water !!!


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