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A tree is a plant. Trees are perennial plants that use photosynthesis to make their own food like other plants. They have woody stems and trunks and tend to live for many years.


The best time to plant a tree is in the late winter or early spring, according to About.com. The next best time is in the fall. Summer is the worst time because plants can become vulnerable to heat damage.


Some tips for finding free trees to plant include learning which trees grow well in the area, asking local nurseries for unsold trees they are planning to throw out, applying to the National Wildlife Foundation for free native tree seedlings and posting requests on Freecycle.org and Craigslist.org.


In cold climatic conditions, the best planting time for bare root trees and container tree is spring season, while in warm climates, any season except summer is ideal for container trees. The best time to plant fruit trees depends on the climate and the type of tree.


Plant a containerized tree by digging a hole three to four times the diameter of the tree, removing the tree from the container and placing it in the hole. Add soil under the tree to lift it so the top of the soil from the container is even with the surface of the surrounding ground. Backfill the ho


Some tips for planting fruit trees include choosing the proper time for planting, planning around your existing space, planting the trees in mobile containers if you live in a cold area, getting self-pollinating plants, and giving the trees time to produce fruit. The trees also have to be watered an


The best time to plant an apple tree depends on geographic location. In cold-weather climates, apple trees should be planted as soon as the ground can be worked in the spring. In places with mild winter temperatures, apple trees can be successfully planted during autumn.


The best time to plant seedling pine trees is late summer or early fall, when soil temperatures are between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Exact planting times vary according to local climate, with warmer southern climates requiring a later start.


Early spring is the best time to plant trees in Colorado. Fall is the next best time to plant. Gardeners should complete all planting by mid-October.


According to Planting Directions, the best time to plant maple trees is early to mid-spring. This gives the new tree time to take root well before the winter season. Maple trees must be planted at least six weeks before a frost to live.