Planting Trees

Selection Planting Trees

Selecting what species to plant and where to plant it will prevent a large majority of issues down the road. Some Factors to consider are: Location of above and below ground utilities, buildings, roads, and other trees. The size of tree when it reaches maturity: Will there be enough space? Will roots be an issue? […]

Planting Trees

Planting

Trees are often planted too deep. This is very detrimental and will often lead to a slow death as the tree grows. Planting too deep stimulates new adventitious roots to sprout from the trunk much like topping does in the canopy. These roots will often circle the tree instead of growing radially, like normal. As […]

Planting Trees

Pruning Newly Planted Trees

Pruning of newly planted trees should be limited to corrective pruning. Remove torn or broken branches, and save other pruning measures for the second or third year. The belief that trees should be pruned when planted to compensate for root loss is misguided. Trees need their leaves and shoot tips to provide food and the […]