Trees don’t mature overnight, which is all the more reason to plant one today. A Southern Tree can help you replenish your landscape with a variety of trees that will not only benefit the environment, but also enhance the value of your property and provide years of enjoyment and beauty.
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now.” ~Chinese Proverb
Why A Southern Tree for Large Tree Planting?
- We have the equipment to cut through clay, roots, rocks – the typical stuff for Georgia that makes digging large holes by hand a major chore. This gives you quality stock and larger (2″ caliper / 15 gallon or greater) trees for immediate impact.
- We add mycorrhizal fungi to the soil that…
- …improves absorption of water and minerals,
- …stimulates fungal growth and colonization of roots, and
- …helps mitigate adverse environmental stresses such as drought, salinity, and extremes of soil pH.
- Our Down/Defer program gets you started with a discount and a properly timed installation.
After your tree is planted, we can also provide a “drop-by” service in subsequent years to do structural pruning (this is the RIGHT time – when young) and give it some nourishment to encourage growth.
“He that plants trees loves others beside himself.” Dr. Thomas Fuller
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Caring for your New Tree(s)
Once planted, there’s not much you need to worry about in the first 1-2 years…except watering. Assuming we have planted the tree toward the end of the calendar year, just follow the guidelines below.
- The general rule is 5 gal. for every 1” caliper once a week.
- Water with the idea of soaking the roots thoroughly each week (vs. a little bit very day). If we get a good rain one week, that will suffice.
- You should try to do this fairly routinely until spring or 1-2 months (but missing a week won’t kill them).
- Monitor and compensate going forward only in extreme dry periods (thru first year).
After the first year you should not have to worry about watering at all. However, in year two or three you should consider our “drive by” service to feed and handle any structural pruning. The feeding will help boost the canopy size after the roots are established and the structural pruning will take care of any potential canopy issues (before they become BIG problems).
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Based on our experience with what customers want and what grows well in Georiga, we offer the following varieties under optional limited warranty (other varieties available without warranty):