Caring For Your Tree

Water

Water is crucial for your tree's survival, particularly during the first year after planting.

Weed and Clean

Weeds and trash can prevent water from reaching your tree's roots, causing a decline in your tree's health.  Substances like motor oil, de-icing salt, detergent, and urine can kill your tree.

Protect

Tree roots require water and air for survival.  Compacted soil and cemented pits prevent water and air from reaching tree roots.

Remove Stakes and Straps

Straps left on your tree for longer than a year may cut into the bark and strangle the tree.

Cultivate

Loosening the soil surface around your tree encourages water and air to enter the soil.  Spring is a good time to cultivate the soil around your tree.

Mulch

Mulch helps conserve water, control weeds, keep roots cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, and prevent soil compaction.

Plant Flowers