Sunday, August 6, 2017

All Seasons Tree Service, Planting a Tree

Dig hole 2-3 times the width of root ball. Roughen sides to disturb glazing.

1. Plant materials must meet the minimum acceptance standard set by the American Association of Nurseryman's American Standard for Nursery Stock, ANSI Z60.1 Broken, damaged, diseased, or substandard stock are prohibited from being planted in the public rights-of-way and will be rejected.

2. Only Class 1 (small growing) trees are permitted to be planted under or within fifteen feet (15') of overhead utility lines.

3. Prune only broken or damaged branches.

4. Do not apply fertilizer at time of planting

5. The root flare is the point where the topmost structural root emerges from the trunk. The depth of the root ball shall be measured from the root flare to the bottom of the ball.

6. Remove any excess soil from top of root ball to expose the root flare. Plant with root flare level with or up to 1" above finish grade.

7. Remove container from root ball.

8. Straighten or cut and remove and circling roots and scarify the edge of the root ball.

9. Back-fill planting 2/3 full with existing soil, settle with water, continue to fill with soil, water again. Water thoroughly after installation to eliminate air pockets.

10. Construct a temporary raised ring of soil at edge of root ball to contain water. Remove or breach before winter.

11. Construct mulch ring with minimum 36" diameter of aged woody material to a depth of 2-4"; leave 3" bare ground between mulch and tree trunk.

12. Stakes and ties are optional. Use only if necessary for stability. set stakes parallel to prevailing wind and outside of root ball. Ties must be wide (minimum 1") flexible belt-like strapping. Do not use rope or wire. Do not over-tighten around tree. Ties should be tight enough to support the tree while allowing it to sway. Remove stakes and ties within one year.

13. Trees benefit when irrigate separately from turf. Water new trees during summer months to a depth of 12"-18" once per week (about 5 gallons of water per caliper inch) for the first 3 growing seasons. During periods of drought, new trees may need more frequent watering.

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