Hello, I have just bought a healthy looking scrub oak plant, about 3 feet high, from a garden center. I am worried about when to put it in the ground. It is now the second week in June. Is this a good time? And how do I protect it from the deer? Thanks.
El Paso County Colorado pruning trees and shrubs
Thank you for your question. Now is the time to plant your new shrub. Below you will find links to information on how to plant the scrub oak and also how to discourage deer from browsing the plant. I have lots of scrub oak that grows naturally in my yard. It is a lovely shrub. I hope you will enjoy it for many years.
How to correctly plant a shrub - https://ask.extension.org/expert/questions/elpasoco.colostate.edu/hort/hort.shtml
Preparing the planting site - http://www.ext.colostate.edu/ptlk//1712.html
Preventing deer damage - http://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/natural-resources/preventing-deer-damage-6-520/