Spring Planting has Begun

As the trees begin to break bud it’s time to start thinking about tree planting. Whether it’s to replace the tree that you had removed, fill in your privacy barrier or just to be proactive and plant a tree for future generations to enjoy – now is the time.

Eric checks that the privacy row of Spruce is straight at a cottage on Stoney Lake.

Large strong trees come from small healthy trees. When it comes to planting, it is important to start with the right tree for the right location. Consider the tree’s characteristics and requirements as well as the existing soil composition,  soil moisture, pH and available space for the tree to grow in.

Secondly, start with healthy plant stock. Ensure there is no damage to the trunk and branches of the tree and that the roots are not damaged or wrapped around the trunk (girdling).  Make sure that you can see the root collar (the point in which the trunk transforms into roots)and that it is above the soil level in the pot and once planted. Give the roots lots of room to establish themselves, dig a hole that is at least twice as wide as the root ball and incorporate some organic material into the soil when back-filling. And finally, make sure to water thoroughly after planting.

Arborists are tree professionals, why not get your tree planted by one. Call us today!