Tree Planting and Care

Helpful Hints for Healthy Trees

Planting a tree is one of the best ways we can provide a lasting gift to future generations. Growing the tree canopy is a worthy mission, and it is important to know the best practices involved so a tree planting is successful in the long-term.

Though it might just seem as simple as digging a hole and sticking a seedling into the ground, there is a lot to consider when planting a tree. Just as cars need regular service, houses need maintenance, and pets need food, shelter and exercise, trees require a thoughtful plan for planting and then ongoing care and upkeep. Otherwise, a tree may be susceptible to drought, disease, pests and other hazards.

Picking the Right Spot to Plant

There are many factors involved when planting a tree. It is important to select the right type of tree for the conditions, and you must consider elements such as the amount of available sunlight, proximity to water and buildings, and quality of the soil.

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Tree Planting and Proper Care

Once you have selected the type of tree and considered the variables about where to plant, it is important to know proper techniques for planting and then maintaining the tree. Adequate care is vital to the long term viability of a newly planted tree.

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Protecting Trees from Harm

Even with proper care and maintenance, trees can still be susceptible to adverse environmental influences. This might be in the form of drought conditions, incursion by invasive species, and the arrival of pests.

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Mature Tree Care and Pruning

Taking care of your mature trees promotes tree health and structural integrity, ensures a tree’s value will continue to grow, and prevents the development of more costly problems in the future.

Pruning is the most common tree maintenance procedure. It is important to understand the pruning needs of mature trees and to practice proper pruning techniques.

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Tree Storytelling

A forest can feel like a place of great stillness and quiet. But if you dig a little deeper, there’s a hidden world beneath your feet as busy and complicated as a city at rush hour.

In this story, a dog introduces us to a strange creature that burrows beneath forests, building an underground network where deals are made and lives are saved (and lost) in a complex web of friendships, rivalries, and business relations. It’s a network that scientists are only just beginning to untangle and map, and it’s not only turning our understanding of forests upside down, it’s leading some researchers to rethink what it means to be intelligent.

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