Fall tree planting cutoff time

Asked October 16, 2018, 11:44 PM EDT

How late can I plant trees in the fall in MN? Specifically wondering about containerized trees.

Hennepin County Minnesota tree planting horticulture

1 Response

They can be planted until the ground freezes however spring is the best time to transplant them. If you already have a containerized tree sink the tree in the pot in a sheltered location and plant it next spring. One can also gamble and transplant now and if the winter is not too unusual be successful. http://www.myminnesotawoods.umn.edu/2007/04/planting-trees/