Community Gravel Beds for Bare Root Planting

Date and Time:

April 17, 2013 - 4:30pm

The University of Minnesota has been researching and installing community gravel beds as an effective and efficient way to store bare root trees until they can be planted. This allows communities to purchase larger quantities of trees and plant them throughout the season. Aside from the convenience, there are many other benefits, the first one being better root systems leading to a reduction in tree mortality. Learn about appropriate trees, sizes, timing, and best construction techniques from their years of experience with over 16 sites.

Presenters: Gary Johnson and Chad Giblin, University of Minnesota