The Midwest has had some tough spring weather, to say the least. The severe storms and tornadoes these past few months have sadly caused large amounts of tree-damage in the area. However, despite the caustic weather patterns that tend to sweep across the Midwest, we still boast a wide variety of tree and plant life.
If you are thinking about planting trees in your yard next spring, it is best to begin preparation the summer and fall prior for stable, healthy trees. The goal of this preparation is to create loose soil about12 inches deep that is free of perennial vegetation. You can do this by plowing, tilling, hand scalping or spot treatment depending on the firmness of your soil.
Since Kansas is located in the USDA Hardiness Map zones 5 and 6 choose trees that are rated compatible with these zones. The Eastern Redbud (pictured above), Downey Hawthorn, Ohio Buckeye and Bur Oak are some great choices for our area.
With the right preparation, your trees will live long and healthy lives.Tweet