According to the Texas Forest Service, the best time to plant a tree is any time from late fall through early spring, before the buds or flower unfurl in spring. Container-grown redbud trees can be planted any time of year, but balled and burlapped trees prosper when planted in fall or winter.
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James Burghardt has written for "The Public Garden," "Docent Educator," nonprofit newsletters and for horticultural databases, becoming a full-time writer in 2008. He's gardened and worked professionally at public and private gardens in Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. He has written articles for eHow and GardenGuides.