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Should I postpone planting during this promised cold spell?

 
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Hiya guys

Recently received my final order of fruit trees, 90 apple trees and 5 pear. I would like to start planting them but in Ireland their is an unusually cold spell of weather coming down from Russia. Temps could get down to -6/7 for a few consecutive nights, but it shouldn't last too long maybe 3/4 days.

Would my bare root apple trees be ok once properly planted? Or should I just wait untill.next week?

Thanks for any feedback



 
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Hi Jay,  you can plant them as soon as you can turn the ground.  My suggestion is to water them in well and put a nice thick ring of mulch around the base of the trunk but not touching.    Bare root trees are tough as long as the roots stay moist.
 
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Thanks for the feedback Scott
 
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