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Last May, I planted my living Christmas tree (5 foot Black Hills Spruce) after wintering it in a sheltered area with mulch. It was inside for only 3 days. It grew well all summer with little green buds until the first hard frost and then it died all at once. What happened? Was it the tree or the location? I live at 7,000 ft; the planting location is a little bit rocky and I don't want it to happen again. Thanks!!!
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If you really want that type of tree, I encourage you to try again. It should live! But you might consider switching to an "easier" species. Austrian pine is a very good choice although it won't have the dense texture that the Black Hills spruce does. And don't forget about junipers - many people turn up their noses at them but they can tolerate some very tough sites. You can find further guidance in selecting a tree at the USU Extension Forestry website,
If you really want that type of tree, I encourage you to try again. It should live! But you might consider switching to an "easier" species. Austrian pine is a very good choice although it won't have the dense texture that the Black Hills spruce does. And don't forget about junipers - many people turn up their noses at them but they can tolerate some very tough sites.
You can find further guidance in selecting a tree at the USU Extension Forestry website,http://extension.usu.edu/forestry/HomeTown/HO_TreeSelection.htm
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