How late can trees be safely planted in the Front Range?

Asked November 3, 2017, 12:11 PM EDT


We lost a tree by our home's entry in an early October snowfall. Heavy snow caused the trunk to split. it's left a large hole in our landscape and I'm considering replacing it with a Chanticleer pear. It's now early November. Should I wait until spring to replace the tree? Thank you.

Douglas County Colorado trees and shrubs

1 Response

Thank you for your question about planting a fruit tree. I am sorry the CO system has not gotten back to you. And perhaps the delay has solidified your decision one way or the other. According to this CO Extension source, "as long as the ground isn't frozen, you can plant." However, I suggest you call your county Extension office (720-733-6930) to see if you've missed the opportune time. Good luck!