Year Long Tree Planting Seeds

It's essential to consider a number of things when planting a tree. First, make sure there's enough room for the tree's roots as well as the branches when it reaches maturity. And make sure the soil will provide sufficient nutrients for the tree. One thing you don't have to worry about is when to plant. Tree seeds can be planted any time of year providing the species will grow well in your specific climate.

Sub-Tropical Trees

Most any species of pine is considered a temperate tree. They are all coniferous evergreens, possessing dark, scaly bark, and have leaves shaped like long green needles. Rather than produce fruit, pines produce nuts in cones which disperse from the cone when dropped to the earth. These nuts are seeds which can be planted any time of the year. Ash trees are so named for their grey ash-like colored bark. As they produce leaves similar to that of oak and hickory, ash are distinguishable by the flat, interconnected diamond patterns of their bark. They produce long, green seed cases called keys in large, hanging sprays from their outermost branches. If left on their own, the keys dry out to spill their seeds around the tree's base. They are sometimes consumed by birds so that the seeds are transported elsewhere prior to germination.

Temperate Trees

Most any species of pine is considered a temperate tree. They are all coniferous evergreens, possessing dark, scaly bark and have leaves shaped like long green needles. Rather than produce fruit, pines produce nuts in cones which disperse from the cone when dropped to the earth. These nuts are seeds which can be planted any time of the year. Ash trees are so named for their grey ash-like colored bark. As they produce leaves similar to that of oak and hickory, ash are distinguishable by the flat, interconnected diamond patterns of their bark. They produce long, green seed cases called keys in large, hanging sprays from their outermost branches. If left on their own, the keys dry out to spill their seeds around the tree's base. They are sometimes consumed by birds so that the seeds are transported elsewhere prior to germination.

Multi-Climate Trees

There are 18 species of hickory tree, all in North America. They can grow up to 30 feet in height, and produce compound branches and light green, oval-shaped leaves with sharp points. Reproduction comes about by catkins, which harden and become nuts upon fertilization. These nuts can lie dormant for years before they find themselves in enough soil to begin growing. There are almost 400 species of oak throughout the continent. Each develops grey bark with bands or patches of white, all of which darkens significantly as the tree matures. Leaves are multi-lobed, with either serrated or ruffled edges. They reproduce by acorns, a seed which grows from a rounded cupule or cap and falls off in autumn.

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