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We have 350 bare root Christmas trees coming next week. Would it hurt anything to dig the holes ahead of time? I don't want to use the dibble bar this year.
 
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No, digging the holes ahead of time is actually the best practice. If you're having a dry season it can also be good preparation to fill those holes with water at least once to saturate the surrounding soil so that the new trees are encouraged to spread their roots faster.
 
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Thank you
 
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As already said, pre digging can actually have benefits. Please pre dig your holes, it is a great plan.
 
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