Big Tooth Maple planting advice ?

February 24, 2008

Hi There,

I am new to the forum and new to Maple trees. I purchased 2-Big Tooth Maple trees today from Love Creek Nursery in Medina, TX.

The trees are small 3ft - 3.5ft tall but they are the only Big Tooth Maples I have been able to find in over 3 months of searching.

I am looking for some planting advice as the folks at the nursery basically said dig hole and plant it.

My questions:

1.) Are the trees too small to plant right now ?

2.) Should I wait until they start to bud/come to life before planting ?

3.) I put down a pre-emergent weed killer on my lawn about 2-weeks ago will that affect the trees negatively ? Shuold I post pone planting until the pre-emergent wears off ?

4.) Can I fertilize my lawn in April/May if I plant the trees now or will that harm them ?

5.) Just looking for help so I don't kill these beautiful little trees

Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.

All the best !


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