Fall planting of a paper birch tree
Please advise me on the time period one can plant a birch tree in the fall and the correct steps on how to do this. I live in Fergus Falls, MN, and would like to replant a 4 foot tall paper birch tree. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.
Birch are better transplanted in the spring, but you might be able to transplant your tree now. Wait until it drops its leaves and goes dormant. I will give you some good references below on how to do this. Some key things to remember:
Take as large a rootball as you can manage.
Water, water, water.
Keep the time the tree is out of the ground to an absolute minimum.
Plant to the proper depth.
Here are references: