It’s fall planting season for trees, and many Missourians are looking at their landscaping at burnt, brown trees. However, the Conservation Department says don’t give up hope on them yet.
Deputy Director of the Department of Conservation Tom Draper says this year’s drought has killed many trees. However, some might come back. He recommends continuing to water them, and suggests postponing plans to replant until next spring.
He says if you do need to replace trees in your yard, there are some hardy, native trees that do well with the temperature extremes in Missouri. He recommends bald cypress, redbuds, oak trees and a few varieties of pine that do well here. Draper says Conservation arborists can help in that decision making process and tell you what will do best in certain types of light, climate and landscape.
AUDIO: Jessica Machetta reports (1:20)