Arlington’s Guide to Safe Tree Transplanting

Date February 29, 2024

Author TreeNewal Staff

Thanks to the city’s Forestry and Beautification (FAB) division of its Parks and Recreation department, Arlington, Texas, boasts more than 10,000 trees across municipal areas spanning 4,500 acres. Residents can find these trees along long stretches of roadway medians, in dozens of city parks, and around high-traffic public spaces. In addition to FAB’s achievements, Arlington has also implemented a tree preservation program to help broad areas of the city realize the benefits of maintaining an urban tree canopy.

As a sustainable full-service tree care company operating within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, TreeNewal is proud to support these programs and similar efforts other organizations make through expert transplantation and related services. This guide to safe tree transplanting in Arlington explains how our company contributes to green initiatives.

A Sustainable and Safety-Oriented Approach to Tree Removal

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Developing an area can require tree removal. Trees offer natural beauty and provide environmental benefits and ecosystemic utility. Rather than eliminate them, transplanting them to other areas of the city allows them to continue to bring advantages to their surroundings.

At TreeNewal, our approach to tree removal in preparation for transplantation centers around sustainability and safety. We always adhere to the International Society of Arboriculture’s (ISA) standards and techniques to protect our own ISA-certified arborists and all surrounding people and properties.

Ensuring The Survival and Success of Transplanted Trees

Trees commonly struggle to thrive in another location. Relocating trees can cause them to lose a significant portion of their root system, which is responsible for absorbing nutrients from the soil and delivering them to the necessary areas of the internal structure. Transplant shock, which refers to the multiple stresses a tree experiences when trying to establish itself in a new landscape, can also occur.

Our ISA-certified arborists can overcome these challenges through soil conditioning and knowledgeable fertilizer application. We can boost nutrient availability in the soil with Biochar, an organic and plant-derived material, so newly planted trees can more readily take up the substances they need to survive. Biochar can also improve the soil’s ability to retain water, allowing it to better hydrate plants even in drought conditions.

When it comes to fertilization, our arborists use specialized tools that allow them to inject essential nutrients deep into the ground so that nutrient-rich soil surrounds a tree’s roots. Also, the fertilizer we use meets the needs of the target tree, allowing us to treat specific species to ensure they flourish.

Learn More About Safe Tree Transplanting in Arlington, Texas

If you’re planning on transplanting trees onto your property or need them removed for later transplantation, we encourage you to give us a call at 817-329-2450 or send us a message online. We’re always happy to help others in the Dallas-Fort Worth area learn more about sustainable tree care practices so they can contribute to Arlington’s green initiatives.