It’s the perfect time to do some shrub and tree planting?
Did you take the leap? Congratulations! But what next?
Do not panic! Our team is there to guide you in this adventure! After all, it’s the least we can do! This gesture, as small as it may seem, just had a positive impact on our beautiful planet!
Where To Start With Tree Planting?
Your tree is young and fragile… Put the odds in your favor!
Watering is an important part of this process. It is essential to water the young tree immediately after planting. Then wait a week before watering it again. Thereafter, you can water it every two to three weeks.
Mulch is also essential, as it retains moisture available to nourish the roots of growing trees, moderates soil temperature and therefore helps maintain temperatures conducive to root growth, helps suppress weed growth and prevents the soil structure around tree roots from compacting under the effect of rain.
In order for the mulch to play its role well, it must be spread to a thickness of about 7 to 10 cm. We also recommend that you make sure to replace it at least once a year so that its benefits persist.
Keep the stakes for about a year to give them a good start! However, be sure to place the stake outside the root ball and especially to use a tie that does not overtighten the trunk. A newly planted tree has only superficial roots. A properly installed stake strengthens its root network to ensure that it establishes itself well in the ground.
Finally, depending on the susceptibility of the tree species, it may be appropriate to install a wire mesh or anti-rodent spiral for a few years.
Your Tree Has Gained Strength: What Now?
If they’re planted in the right place, don’t pose a security threat, and are healthy, your tree only needs good regular maintenance. Pruning is a great way to ensure the longevity of your trees so you can enjoy their benefits for many years.
First, pruning helps fight pests and infestations preemptively by pruning branches that show signs of disease before they seriously threaten the health of the tree. Dead branches must be pruned, as they are conducive to insects and infections.
This method also allows trees to feed more efficiently by removing dead or unhealthy branches. In addition, the thinning of the branches makes it possible to reduce the weight and above all, to increase the quantity of light transmitted to the rest of the tree.
This approach also acts preventively on safety. Indeed, when weak, dead or dying branches are left on the tree, they represent a risk since they could fall at any time.
And finally, on a more superficial note, pruning helps maintain the natural beauty of your trees. Indeed, a well done pruning will help maintain the natural habit of a tree, which will make the tree more pleasing to the eye.
How often you should prune your trees depends on how old they are. If the latter is less than 10 years old, favor light and regular pruning every two years. Between 10 and 20 years old, pruning every 4 or 5 years is recommended. Beyond 20 years, it is advisable to clear it up every 10 years.
Of course, it is important to choose a qualified team to ensure that the work is done professionally.
You can trust our team! We have over 25 years of experience in the tree planting field!