Planting trees on a residential area should be based on their capacity to cope up and adapt with soil, sunlight and climate availability on the selected site. It is not just about choosing the perfect tree to be planted but also selecting the right tree for the right place. As we all know, tree planting is the process of transplanting tree seedlings which is for most of us is for the purpose of landscaping. This is to improve the aesthetics of our yard and provide shade and fresh air in your community.
Benefits of Planting Trees
- It provides oxygen and improves air quality. Without plants and trees, life would never exist. Trees and plants are the major providers of the oxygen we breathe. They are also considered as the absorbent of odors and harmful dusts through the process of filtration of the pollutants out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and barks.
- It keeps your yard cool by providing shade. Branches and leaves of trees give shade to our homes and streets. They keep the surroundings cool by releasing water vapor into the air through their leaves. Furthermore, well-placed trees can reduce your cooling costs during summer time.
- It reduces soil erosion. Trees has a large contribution in reducing and avoiding the occurrence of soil erosion. Trees achieved this process by reduction of storm water runoff. By this procedure, effects of flooding might also be reduced.
- It helps homeowners improve aesthetics of landscape. Through careful planning of planting trees, aesthetical appeal will surely be achieved. Be it an ornamental tree, a fruit bearing tree, a shade tree or other type of trees as long as it is properly planted and regularly maintained.
Using quality tree and following up with good tree care practices, such as watering, fertilizing, trimming, and pruning if poorly planted, successful growth can still be not achieved. If you are encountering some issues/ troubles planting trees, call our local arborist to help you determine the right tree and perfect location in your yard. Northern Lakes Tree Service can also work with you in transplanting tree that grew in an undesirable or the unideal growing spot.
Transplanting tree is a precise process that is best completed by a tree care professional. Specialized knowledge is needed to do this job to avoid harm and ensure the survival of your tree. Many transplants die due to improper removal, selection and installation.
We provide you the most common questions homeowners usually asked in transplanting a tree.
- When is the best time to transplant a tree?
In establishing tree transplant, timing and type of tree should be considered. Most deciduous trees are transplanted during their dormant season, when leaves are off the tree (early spring or early fall). For most of trees and shrubs, late winter or early spring are the best time for transplanting. For the second best time, you should consider fall.
- What should we do after tree transplanting?
The best thing to do after transplanting a tree is to manage watering religiously. Newly transplanted tree might experience root damage that causes its root system to get weak to handle drought and excess water stresses. To ensure survival and development of your tree and its root, keep the soil evenly moist throughout its entire growing season.
“Do-it-yourself” approach in transplanting is only recommended for small trees. Hiring a professional tree specialist is highly suggested for larger ones. For tree planting and transplanting in Northern Lakes areas such as North Idaho, Eastern Washington and other near locations, call Northern Lakes Tree Service. Rest-assured that safe, high quality and professional tree services will be delivered. Give us a call today for free estimate.