02 Jun Tree Planting, Selection, Root Pruning & Mulching
Do you want to plant a new tree on your property? Are you having questions about the selection process and how you can promote healthy tree growth? If so, you’ve come to the right place.
TreeNewal specializes in providing premium tree services to improve the real estate value of your property and keep your trees healthy. We realize that there is a lot of uncertainty among property owners when it comes to planting trees and maintaining their growth.
Mainly, a lot of property owners believe that trees are similar to small plants, such as roses and daisies. On the contrary, trees require special attention and maintenance from their planters.
With that said, here is a complete guide on the tree growth process from selection to mulching.
As you can imagine, you cannot grow a lot of trees in specific locations. Trees that are incompatible with a particular region will suffer tremendously and die. As a result, they will eventually fall and become a safety risk.
For example, palm trees grow predominantly in hot and humid climates, particularly in Florida. Therefore, it wouldn’t make any sense to plant a palm tree in Alaska. Hence, it’s essential to plant trees that are equipped to thrive in the region you reside in.
If you need assistance in determining the best tree to grow in the North Texas region, then take a look at these species:
- Shumard Red Oaks – These trees are native to this region and can grow up to 60 feet tall. Being deciduous trees, its leaves turn bright orange and red before dying in the Fall. Shumard Red Oaks is an excellent option for suburban areas because they can withstand poor drainage, air pollution, and drought.
- Bur Oaks – Bur Oak trees can reach up to 60 feet when fully mature. These trees are also deciduous, but their leaves turn yellow, copper, and red. Bur Oaks are drought-resistant and resilient trees and live up to 300 years.
- Autumn Blaze Maples – These trees are the hybrid of Red and Silver Maples. Autumn Blaze Maples are pretty small, growing up to 40 feet tall. The leaves of these trees are actually toxic to horses, so you shouldn’t plant them in areas where horses live and roam.
- Live Oaks – Live Oaks are also sturdy and can last for generations. However, these trees are semi-evergreen, meaning their leaves won’t fall until the winter months.
Selecting any of these trees will make an excellent addition to your property.
Once you have selected your tree, you should hire an experienced arborist to plant your tree. Contrary to popular belief, you can’t just plant an acorn in the ground and expect a bountiful tree to emerge.
There are certain planting techniques that have to be implemented in order for your tree to prosper. An arborist, or a tree surgeon, is skilled in planting trees native to the North Texas region.
Making the right selection is crucial in ensuring that your tree is planted correctly.
You can’t leave trees to grow on their own. Sometimes, a tree’s roots will grow undesirably leading to malnutrition over time. With that said, root pruning becomes necessary.
Root pruning is the process of cutting back long roots in order to make them grow closer to the trunk. Roots are instrumental in transferring vital nutrients to the entire tree body. If they are closer to the tree, this process becomes easier.
Root pruning is also necessary to transport plants. In this case, the roots are pruned in order for the tree to be moved to another location. Hiring an arborist to execute this process will help your trees live longer and flourish.
Lastly, mulching provides essential nutrients to trees. Mulch provides soil with the ability to retain moisture, giving trees the opportunity to flourish. Overall, mulching your soil can contribute to higher soil fertility.
If you reside in an area where soil quality is lacking, then you should strongly consider adding mulch to the diet of your soil. Consult with a certified arborist first before purchasing mulch.
Depending on the state of your soil, smaller and larger additives will need to be inserted.
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As you can see, growing and maintaining your trees takes an immense amount of time, effort, and knowledge. If you need help with this process, hiring an ISA-certified arborist is key.
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