There will be a thin layer of rice hulls on top of the soil to prevent weeds. You can discard this.
Tear off the fabric pot. If your tree is in a plastic pot, slide the pot off and then inspect for circling roots. If any are circling, cut or tease them apart and straighten them out.
Plant your tree at the same depth that it is potted. The hole should be the same depth as the pot, and about twice the width. Make sure the root flare is visible!
You do not need to amend the soil. Let your tree get used to the natural soil that it will need to expand into.
After planting, pack down the soil and then place a ring of mulch around the tree. It should look like a donut; do not let mulch touch the base of the tree. The ring should be 3” away from the base, 3” high, and 3 feet wide.
Water thoroughly immediately after planting. Check soil moisture several times a week during the growing season and water whenever soil doesn’t feel moist.
Ask us for more details regarding your specific trees’ needs in terms of location, watering, fertilization, pest control, etc.
The best time to plant trees is autumn (late September through early December) after it starts to cool down but before the ground freezes. Spring (late March after ground has thawed through early June) is good too, but requires diligent watering all summer. Avoid planting in the heat of summer.
Please call before you come! We are by appointment only.
If you have a truck, bring a tarp big enough that we can lay your trees down and wrap the tops to prevent wind damage.
If you have a car, bring something to cover the floor/seats to avoid getting them dirty. We put trees in with the pot towards the back of the car and branches pointing towards the windshield.
If you want to come select your trees beforehand and pick them up later, you can tag them and we will reserve them for you.
We can also deliver trees. Delivery fee is $4/mile from our location to yours (one way).