Caring for Bios Urn Trees in Winter

Winter tree care

While the most optimal times to plant the Bios Urn are Spring and early Autumn, it can still be successfully planted in early and mid-winter with a few tips and tricks!

There are two ways to plant a Bios Urnoutdoor and indoor.
Indoor planting ensures the tree grows at a moderate temperature while receiving the proper doses of sunlight and water. Any tree may be started indoors, in a planter or a fitting container with adequate drainage. If you intend to begin the Bios Urn indoors, fewer precautions must be taken, and you can plant as you would normally. The only suggestion is to choose an appropriate tree species and think long-term. Will you be replanting the tree in Spring? If so, any tree will do. Will you keep the tree in the container or planter for long? Then, perhaps choosing a fitting tree species that grows well in a container would be wise.

For outside planting, there are many things you can do to plant the Bios Urn successfully over Winter. It is recommended to start with a tiny seedling or sapling. If you would like to use seeds, then the process of Winter sowing will be necessary.

Protection and Prevention

  • Mulch: Mulch is good at protecting tree roots over Winter. When planting over Winter or during colder months, it is best to use mulch around the seedlings. Mulching helps to enhance the soil, and over time, as the mulch decomposes, it releases nutrients into the soil and earth. It’s best to mulch around the seedling but leave around 1/2 inch of space around the stem to allow for good circulation.
  • Water: It’s crucial to keep plants watered over Winter, as the soil’s moisture helps retain heat! Wet soils prevent freeze to roots.
  • Protection: You can also add extra protection by wrapping the seedling or sapling in burlap or a protective material (such as plastic, mesh, burlap, cloth, etc) on cold nights. Adding a chicken wire cage around the seedling or sapling can be beneficial as an additional cold barrier. Removing the covers during the day and applying them as needed overnight or during freeze times is best.