Tree planting

Asked April 9, 2016, 11:36 PM EDT

When is it safe to plant trees in Riverton this year?

Fremont County Wyoming

1 Response

Good morning!
If trees are in pots they can be planted any time the ground is thawed. However, if they were bought from a nursery in an area with a milder climate, the trees may have started to leaf out and you would be correct in your caution to plant them without protection this time of year.
A fun website to explore the frost free dates, hardiness zones, etc. is: http://www.plantmaps.com/interactive-wyoming-last-frost-date-map.php According to this, the average last frost date for Riverton is May 21-31. Mother Nature is really unpredictable so those dates certainly aren't set in stone.
Let me know if you have additional questions!