Tree and Shrub Planting

Are you aware that poor planting techniques along with selecting the wrong plants for a given area are among the top reasons trees and shrubs die in landscapes? One of our ISA Certified Arborists will hand select the trees and shrubs for your given area, from the top local nursery stock, ensuring a quality install.

No matter how your new tree arrives, bare roots, containerized or balled and burlapped, it is important to understand that its root system has been reduced or contained. As a result of this trauma, trees commonly exhibit stress or transplant shock. Transplant shock is indicated by slow growth and reduced vigor following transplanting. Proper site preparation before and during planting, coupled with good follow-up care, reduces the amount of time the tree experiences transplant shock and allows the tree to quickly establish in its new location.

Following these steps can significantly reduce the stress placed on the tree at the time of planting.
• Dig a broad planting hole
• Identify the trunk flare
• Place the tree at the proper height
• Straighten the tree in the hole
• Fill the hole gently but firmly
• Stake the tree if necessary
• Follow-up care (guidelines for routine care)