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Ep. 145 Preparing newly planted trees for success and periodical cicadas | #GoodGrowing

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On this week’s Good Growing podcast, we discuss newly planted trees. How to pick them, take care of them, and get them ready for something we haven’t seen since 1803! 
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  00:40 – Welcome, Ken, what are we seeing for the first time since 1803? 
  01:35 – It’s still dry out there, and it’s getting hot…It’s been a rough year for trees.
  05:32 – When should we be planting trees?
  07:00 – Things to consider when planting trees
      07:45 – What is an urban tree?
      09:30 – What tree should I plant?
      10:10 – Where should I plant my tree?
      11:25 – How to select a tree, what should I be looking for?
      14:35 – Getting rid of circling roots
   18:15 – Taking care of trees once they’re in the ground, remember to water
   21:25 – Mulching newly planted trees
   24:20 – Periodical cicadas and the problems they cause on newly planted trees
   28:33 – Periodical cicadas in Illinois
   30:30 – Difference between periodical and annual cicadas, and cicada killer wasps
   32:54 – Can we eat cicadas?
   37:00 – Can I use pesticides to protect my trees?
   38:47 - Wrap-up, thank you’s, what’s up next week, and goodbye!

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