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Parker County Master Gardeners

January 26, 2014

ASK A MASTER GARDENER: Have oak wilt in your woodpile?

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Did you know?

Now is an excellent time to transplant trees and shrubs while they are dormant. When selecting plants, keep in mind that bigger plants are not always better.

Trees that are 4-6 feet tall are usually faster to become established and more effective in the landscape than larger specimens. When purchasing a larger tree, a general rule of thumb is to measure the circumference of the trunk.

Every inch in circumference adds a year to the time it will take that tree to establish and begin to grow. For example, a tree that is three inches in circumference will take three years to establish and begin growing.

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