A Crossman wrote:
Denis Huel wrote:I never did get a mulberry tree. I read about a variety that was selected in North Dakota called the "Trader" mulberry. It probably was Morus alba var tatarica. Likely can't get it Canada but if you find a source let me know. I'm tempted to buy an "Illinois Everbearing" from Grimo Nut Nursery. I believe this variety is a Morus rubra x Morus alba hybrid.
I live 80 km SW of Moose Jaw and am likely a little bit warmer than you. Very interested in bees but have too many projects on the go at the moment. I am experimenting with a variety of tree crops on a little bit larger scale and a kind of a tree seed nut. Feel free to contact me with questions about trees and shrubs and I will do my best to help you. Take care.
What kind of tree crops do you have? I am growing trees and am getting a tree seed order in the next few weeks.
Reist John wrote:
Denis Huel wrote:I frequently store potted trees over winter in Saskatchewan. I simply dig a trench the width and depth of the pots and place the pots in the trench filling the spaces along side and between the pots with some of the excavated dirt. Chose a sheltered area where snow will cover the ground. Make sure the plants are well watered before freeze up. You could mulch with leaves but run the risk of mice settling in for the winter. I occasionally lose the odd plant. I suspect drying is the culprit. I overwintered some butternut trees last winter without any difficulty even though the coldest temperatures of the year occurred (-30C) in the first half of November when there was no snow.
Would you lie the trees in pots on there sides or stand them upright ?