Mark and Ben Cullen, gardening, Sudbury, planting trees

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It just so happens that this is a great time of year to plant a deciduous tree. Supplied

We believe in the experts.One of those experts is Jen Llewellyn, Provincial Nursery and Landscape Specialist for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). In this role, Llewellyn advises professionals who grow trees for a living on how to maximize their growing success.Back in August, we had the opportunity to talk to Llewellyn on our podcast, Green File, where we learned so much that we had to have her back for a second conversation in October. It just so happens that this is a great time of year to plant a deciduous tree – so here is some of the advice we got from the expert:– Call before you dig. Ensure there are no underground utilities that your new tree can interfere with. In Ontario, we have www.ontarioonecall.ca to make it easy. Should you bother if you are just planting a small tree? Yes. “It’s best to know where your utilities are coming in, especially in the front of the property”, says Llewellyn, “With the smaller properties we have now, there is a good chance …

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