Image Source - TREES, ASSOCIATES,
and SHIGO (2 CD set).
Tree Planting - Anyone can put a tree in the ground. A few people know how to plant a tree correctly. Caring for a tree after it is planted is a long-term project not so different from education. Would it not be wonderful if all the people who get their pictures taken planting a tree were made responsible for the care of the tree? Having lots of trees is different from having lots of high quality trees. Improper planting of trees has been and still is the number one tree problem worldwide. It takes a great deal of time to plant a tree correctly. They say, if you spend a dollar for the tree, spend twenty dollars planting it correctly! It's worth the investment. We would remove wire baskets and burlap - then we would correctly prune the woody roots that may be crushed. Homeowners should check with their utility company before they plant trees in areas where utility lines are under ground!
Click here for instruction on planting!!!!!!!!!.
5 Minute Planting Guide - A must!
Video on "Planting Bare Root".
Video on "Planting Container Grown Trees".
Planting - Utilities and
Tree Planting Time
Tree Wrapping (Trunk) ---a bad habit
Protection From Deer
Don't Worry Plant A Tree
Some deer solutions
1. Problems with Planting 1
2. Problems with Planting 2
Pictures of corrective
measures to improper mulching and planting.
The solution is proper planting and proper mulching from day one.
4. Wire Baskets
5. Flowers Disease
6. Diagnosis 101 Video
Below: Cherry tree planted too deep in
1992 and this picture was taken in 2005. I saw the tree planted and
contacted them to make adjustments but they refused. Now look at the
injury from being planted too deep. Tree quality lowered and tax payers
money wasted (damage). Poor tree care practices. Poor tree. Poor
children. They also dug out the grass roots. You say, why is
that a problem? Because the grass roots grow deeper then the
non-woody absorbing roots.
With the grass roots went the absorbing roots. Very sad.
See - The book - MODERN
ARBORICULTURE by ALEX L. SHIGO
for lucid instruction on tree care.
This tree was planted too deep as well.
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