Tree Planting Flagstaff, AZ
In addition to tree care, tree maintenance, and tree removal, we also offer tree planting. Do you have a new tree that needs professional arborists to get it into the ground? Look no further! When you call on Flagstaff Tree Service for tree planting experts, we provide. Our guys will not only help you dig the hole, but they'll also help with the location of the tree (if needed/requested) so that it will grow under the most optimal conditions, (it is recommended that customers consult our professionals beforehand to crystalize all instructions and insure the job is done to the best of our abilities!).
Tree planting jobs vary greatly depending on the project. The process for moving and planting a smaller tree are much different than moving and replanting a larger, more fully-grown tree. There are three different ways a tree can be planted into the ground: with the roots bare, just hanging out, with the roots and soil inside a container of some sort (containerized), or what we in the industry like to call, "Balled and Burlapped" which means that the roots and soil are wrapped up in a burlap sack and tied-off using string/wire.
If your tree is simply "bare root" and you would like it to be planted as such, it is necessary that the tree is placed in a container of water so the roots do not dry out. The arbor should be resting in the container of water for at least 3 to 6 hours before planting. Bare root tree planting is more simple in the sense that we dig a hole proportionate to the size of the tree both in width and in depth, (If there is any grass within a 3-foot diameter of the intended location, it must be removed to optimize tree growth. If possible, the hole should match the depth the tree stood while at the nursery or in it's earlier life stages. Before the tree goes into the hole, the soil at the bottom is turned to aid in future root growth. The tree is then placed in the hole and partially filled to cover the lower roots. The hole will continue to be filled, incrementally, which helps us make sure the soil around the tree is firmly packed, but not in a restrictive way that could damage or prevent arbor growth.
Once the tree has been fully planted and can stand up on it's own, a shallow water basin around the tree is created so water will pool up around the newly-planted tree. This will help with both root and arbor growth. It is recommended that you put up some sort of fence around the base of the tree (like chicken wire) to prevent wildlife such as deer and rabbits from feeding on the tree. If you would like to read about containerized tree planting as well as bagged & burlapped tree planting, please click here