Episode Show Notes / Description
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!
Last week’s episode on Derechos & Tree Damage: https://extension.illinois.edu/podcasts/good-growing/ep-144-derechos-tree-damage-goodgrowing
Ryan Pankau’s Four Seasons Webinar on Tree Compartmentalization: https://youtu.be/cG98ED54Ctw
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