Master Gardener Tips August 22, 2023


By Jeanne Yeoman, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener

Late summer into fall is a great time to plant trees and shrubs. Be sure to select a variety suited to our particular soil and climate, and make sure it will be an appropriate size for the site you have selected. Be sure it has healthy roots that are not circling and pot-bound from growing in a container all summer. Many tree planting and care recommendations have changed in recent years due to new research. An excellent resource for selecting trees and shrubs for western Nebraska as well as best practices for proper care, can be found at the Nebraska Arboretum website at