Happy The Trees Are Planted

Less than 12 hours after getting the seedlings planted into the ground along the river, the snow started falling.

Planting seedlings in the snow is difficult because if snow gets into the area around the roots, it could form pockets of air as it melts creating space to dry out the roots of the tender plants. Having the plants in the ground before the snow means the moisture will melt slowly into the soil to keep the roots moist and creates an insulating blanket against the coldest days of the winter expected during the next week.

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