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How should I care for my trees before I plant them?

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The most important thing to remember when your trees first arrive is to always handle them carefully. Trees are living plants and can be harmed if dropped, bent or broken.

Other things to remember:

  • Thaw them completely - your trees may still be frozen when you receive them. If this is the case, keep them in a cool dark place until they are thawed thoroughly
  • Keep them moist - this means keeping your trees away from heat and blowing air. If the roots seem dry you can submerge them in water for a few minutes. (Trees need oxygen - do not submerge them in water for more than 2 hours)
  • Regulate temperature - do not allow your trees to go through drastic changes in temperature. Keep your trees out of direct sunlight and do not allow them to refreeze
  • Keep them wrapped in plastic - it helps regulate temperature and will prevent your trees from drying out

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