One of the many specialist services in which we are contracted in supplying, is the installation and containment of semi mature trees with girths up to 140cm. Whether from continental European nurseries or via our supply chain in the UK, we can offer advice and source chosen landscape architect design trees and contain them within our own nursery until installation is required or instantly plant the trees with a call-off plan with a specialist tree nursery.
A well-planted and maintained tree will grow faster and live longer than one improperly planted or maintained. Trees can be planted almost any time of the year as long as the ground is not frozen. Late autumn is the optimum time to plant trees because it gives trees a chance to establish new roots before winter arrives and the ground freezes. Summer plantings also are fine so long at the tree is container grown, although planting in hot summer weather should be avoided unless supplemental irrigation is certain and consistent.
For the first year or two and especially after a week or so of unusually dry weather, the trees we have installed are closely watched for signs of moisture stress. Core testing of the root ball is taken and supplemental irrigation is implemented if needed. Most importantly, a consistent watering regimen is recommended to help ensure a healthy plant in the spring.
Pruning is an important part of our maintenance practice for tree care. However, the only pruning required at planting is corrective pruning to remove any broken, damaged or dead branches, or suckers that sprout from the trunk. These considerations are important for the success and sustainability of the newly planted tree.