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Planting Caliper Trees

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Spring is a good time to plant larger caliper trees in your property. The “caliper tree” is an older tree with at least 4 cm in diameter in stem/ trunk measured 15 cm above ground level. Large caliper trees are 10 cm in stem diameter and are measured 30 cm above ground level. Generally, in Alberta in an early spring, the soil is dry and there is little humidity in the air. During the spring when rain and higher moisture is more available and it gives the root system a better chance to get established and get growing during growing season. Caliper trees are prone to transplanting shocks and it requires proper planting techniques.

Planting Caliper Trees

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