The planting season for evergreens begins later in the spring and earlier in the fall than the corresponding seasons for deciduous plants. The reason is that the majority of evergreens will not survive the shock of transplanting in the spring unless the soil is "warm," i. e., the condition of the soil must be such that immediate root growth is stimulated, and in the fall root growth must be continued to insure a development of new feeding roots before cold weather and soil produce dormant conditions.

Locality as Typical of Surrounding Territory

Spring

Fall

average

Opening

Average Close

Working Days

Average Opening

Average Close

Working Days

Northern New York Stane .........................................................

May 1

June 8

32

Sept. I

Oct. I

25

Camden and Belfast, Maine ......................................................

April 25

May 25

26

Aug. 25

Sept. 25

27

Buffalo, New York.........

April 20

June 1

32

Sept. 8

Nov. 1

48

Minneapolis, Minnesota ...........................................................

April 15

June 1

40

Sept. 1

Oct. 12

36

Hartford and Central Connecticut ..............................................

April 15

June 15

53

Aug. 15

Oct. 1

40

Boston, Massachusetts ..............................................................

April 20

June 1

35

Sept. 15

Nov. 15

53

Toronto and Upper Ontario .......................................................

April 15

June 15

52

Sept. 1

Nov. 1

54

Painesville, Ohio.........................................................................

April 8

June 1

46

Sept. 15

Nov. 8

45

Long Island, New York .............................................................

April 1

June 1

52

Aug. 25

Oct' 8

38

Cleveland, Ohio .........................................................................

April 10

June 1

44

Sept. 1

Nov. 1

53

Southeastern Pennsylvania .........................................................

April 1

June 1

53

Aug. 15

Nov. 15

78

Spokane, Washington ................................................................

March 15

May 1

39

Oct. 1

Dec. 1

52

Southeastern Iowa, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahome, and Missouri ...............................................................

March 20

June 10

71

Sept. 25

Dec. 8

65

New Jersey Costal Plain .............................................................

March 27

May 10

40

Sept. 1

Nov. 15

65

Cincinnati, Ohio .......................................................................

March 1

April 25

49

Sept. 15

Nov. 15

52

San Francisco ..........................................................................

Feb. 8

June 1

98

Oct. 1

Dec. 1

51

Virginia Coastal Plain ...............................................................

Feb. 1

April 20

67

Sept. 1

Dec. 15

91

Georgia and Carolina Piedmont .................................................

Oct. 8

April 1

154

Portland, Oregon ......................................................................

Oct. 1

May 1

182

Sacramento-fresno Valley ..........................................................

Oct. 1

April 1

150

Jacksonville, Florida .................................................................

Nov. 15

April 15

129

Highlands (Lake Region) Florida ..............................................

Nov. 1

Feb. 1

78