Tips and Tricks on How to Plant a Tree
2 Aug 18
2 Aug 18
So, you purchased a new leafy friend for your backyard. Congratulations! Adding a new tree to your landscaping not only increases the aesthetics of your yard, but, also offers many benefits such as providing shade for both your home and lawn, filtering air and water to reduce greenhouse gas emission, and even offering protection from harsh winter winds.
Now comes the hard part — finding a home for your new friend. Planting a tree is a lifelong investment and how much you benefit from that investment relies heavily on the planting location, method of planting, and the continuous care you provide your new plant. If you take care during the planting process of your sapling and get it off to a healthy start your new tree can offer you environmental, economic, and social benefits throughout its lifetime.
Trees need a strong foundation to grow, so choosing the right time to plant them is pertinent. Since replanting any trees can result in what experts call Transplant Shock (“a state of slowed growth and reduced vitality following transplanting” ), it’s important to give your new plant the best start in its new home that you can.
Typically, you want to plant a new tree at a time that it will not be exposed to many outside stressors. IE. Blaring hot summer months or brisk cold winters. In Columbia, Missouri this means planting a new tree is best around late summer / early fall when the weather is most climitable. Of course, different types of trees require different needs and climate varies from year to year. Reference your local landscaping provider like Voss Landscaping & Tree Service if you have questions on the best time to plant a tree for the current year.
Keep in mind that when you purchase a tree it comes in one of three states: Bare Root where no soil is included, Containerized where the tree comes in a pot or container with soil, or Balled / Burlapped where the tree’s roots and are contained within a small sack. With each type of new tree comes with careful, varying ways to plant them to ensure their future longevity and growth.
Wanting to make sure your new tree gets the best care possible? Leave it up to the experts at Voss Landscaping & Tree to ensure your new sapling gets the jump start it deserves. Our certified Arborists offer an array of Tree Planting Services including detailed tree planting and installation.
Having a staff that is knowledgeable and passionate means that we understand the importance of keeping your new tree a valued asset and will adhere to professional standards that ensure we do not harm the value of your property! Contact Us today!
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