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Frequently Asked Questions
 


How do I choose the right site for my trees?

There are many factors when choosing a site to plant a new tree. Some of these include exposure to sunlight, importance of soil, overhead cable or power lines.

  • Exposure: The amount of sunlight and the time of day the sunlight is received can be important to your new tree. Though all-day sun is required by some trees, it can be too intense on some sites where heat and light are reflected from nearby buildings or pavement. An area with morning sun and afternoon shade often provides adequate sunlight and protection during the hottest part of the day for your new tree.

  • Soil conditions: This frequently limits planting success. Planting methods should be adjusted to fit soil types. Poor drained, clayey soils, typical or modern urban developments, require procedures much different from the well-drained, friable (crumbly) soils found in older neighborhoods.

  • Look up: Looking up at any nearby cable, power lines, roof tops, or other trees will help you choose a tree that is suitable in height for this planting location. If the mature height of the tree is not suitable, it may be recommended to choose a smaller tree or choose a different planting site on the property.

  • Look around: Looking around at the properties nearby house, other trees, or fences will help you choose a tree that is suitable in width or spread when mature. If the mature spread of the tree is not suitable, it may be recommended to choose a smaller tree or choose a different planting site on the property.

When does my new tree need to be fertilized?

Fertilization should be delayed until a season or two after your tree is planted. It is unlikely that any lack of nutrients is limiting the growth of the tree immediately after planting. Drought and stress are probably the most limiting factors for your new tree.

What is the most common problem with tree survival after planting?

By far the most common cause of tree failure after planting is lack of water. Most do not appreciate either how much water a new tree can use during hot weather, or how easy it is for the rootball to dry out in a matter of hours. Immediately after planting the only water available to the tree is contained within the rootball.

What is your guarantee?

We will replace and replant your tree within the first year one time if for any reason your new tree does not survive--no questions asked. The replacement tree must be the same type and size as the originally-purchased tree, and planted in the same location.

 

"Treeplanter.com has worked at our residence planting 15 trees. When finding trees for our property, Jason was quite persistent in locating trees that met his high standards. Once the trees were planted, Jason was diligent in following up time and time again to ensure the health of the trees. After two years, the trees are growing wonderfully.

I highly recommend their services, and refer them when I have the opportunity."

- A.G.


"Jason always does a good job and in a timely manner. I am so confident in his work that I refer his company to others."

- R.R.


"Thanks for the great work, I look forward to watching my new trees grow."

- J.R.