Best time to transplant chestnut trees

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  1. Saleve

    Saleve Active Member

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    Hello,
    I started three chestnut trees in pots on my terrace. They are now about three feet tall and I would like to plant them in the woods near my apartment. What is the best time of year to do this?
    Thank you and regards,
    Saleve
     
  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Penn State transplants their chestnuts into the field in late May.
     
  3. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Any time, if they are in pots, as you can plant without disturbing the roots. The sooner the better, so they don't become too pot-bound.

    Remember to water regularly until winter sets in.
     
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    Liz Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Gr"ussi Saleve
    , I would do it in late autumn early winter. Will you be able to keep an eye on them to make sure they don't need water durning first summer. Not sure how much rain you get in your part of Switzerland. Only familiar with Ticino and up in Toggenburg area.

    Liz
     
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    Thanks everyone!

    I'm afraid that they're going to be pretty much on their own once I've transplanted them in the woods. I don't live close enough to be able to keep a close eye on them, although they will be just near a stream, which may keep the soil from drying out. In any event, we have gotten A LOT of rain this year (ruined my tomatoes!).
     
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    M. D. Vaden Active Member 10 Years

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    My vote is for autumn, or whenever your rainy season begins.

    Snow later should be no problem if you get snow. Probably better in the soil than in pots anyway.
     

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