Autumn in Wisconsin is a special time. Roadsides are painted in orange, red, and yellow. The air smells crisp and it’s time to get out the sweaters. The cooler temperatures invite most people to slow down from their busy summer schedules in preparation for winter, but at Johnson’s Nursery, we still have a lot of work to do.
Because certain trees can only be dug in spring, we take the opportunity to stock our holding yards with plenty of trees that tolerate fall harvesting. Sugar Maples, Kentucky Coffeetrees, Japanese Tree Lilacs, and certain Crabapple varieties are some of the trees that can safely be harvested right now. Dig deeper on harvest windows and dig times.
Fall is a fabulous time for installing trees because warm soil and cool nights encourage root development. If these balled & burlapped beauties don’t find a home in someone’s yard before the ground is frozen, they will be safely healed into our holding yards for the winter, ready to go after the spring thaw.