Your Guide To Successfully Planting Advanced Trees
Creating a green oasis around your home is one of the most worthy home investments you can do. Why? Trees have the power to absorb pollutant gases like ammonia, nitrogen oxides, ozone and sulfur dioxide, and any odours. They can also provide oxygen, so approximately in one year an acre of advanced trees can provide oxygen for around 18 people. In order to experience all the benefits of having trees in your outdoor space, you need to buy them and plant them. Australia arborists recommend you buy advanced trees from a reliable and reputable nursery, as this is the only way you won’t get scammed.
But, let’s get back to the manner in hand. Take a look at our guide that will help you successfully plant your advanced trees.
Arborists recommend the soil preparation to be carried out prior to planting. Soil preparation includes incorporating organic matter into the soil in order to improve soil nutrient holding capacity, to improve aeration and to assist in drainage of compacted soils. In case the pH in the soil is not proper or is lacking in certain elements, a specific preparation will be needed. Likewise, contaminated soil will require amelioration well ahead of planting.
One thing is certain, the greater the area prepared for planting the better, as the roots of the tree will become established and will continue to grow healthily.
Planting The Hole
Before you dig a hole, you should know that it needs to be wider than, and the same depth as, the root ball of the tree.
Trees in pots or ‘air pruning’ containers need to be removed from the pot/container and if there are any matted roots, they need to be pruned.
- Bare Root Trees – The hole must be large enough to perfectly fit the root ball in. Just make sure that the tree is planted to the same depth as it was in the field.
- Containerised Trees – Before planting it, you need to know that once removed from their containers, these trees need to be planted immediately since exposure to air and light can harm the fine roots. Place the tree in the hole and remove any matted roots.
- Backfilling Hole – The base of these types of holes must be firm enough so that the trees won’t sink. Once the tree is placed in the hole you must fill it with the existing soil, while firming it in, so there are no air pockets. Don’t forget to create a saucer or levy around root ball in order the water to penetrate the root .
- Planting Into Clay Subsoils – Make sure you don’t dig into the clay subsoil. The greater the amount of soil you give the tree to grow in, the better.
Once planted, the trees should be watered thoroughly. During the first few months, in the warmer part of the year, the trees should be watered it deeply and regularly.