New Tree Care Guide
Your newly planted tree will require some attention in the initial phase of transplantation to your home. The following is a guide to keeping your new tree healthy until it is established.
· Please water the tree the day it is planted using a slow drip until the soil is saturated.
· Check soil periodically there after to determine moisture content. Soil should be moist not drenched or muddy.
· Scratch the surface of the soil to ensure that water has penetrated the root ball and tree pit area. If soil is found to be dry, water again until moist throughout the root ball.
· During periods of drought it is especially important to maintain moisture levels for your new tree to prevent desiccation and wilting.
· At no time should the new tree planting site be allowed to dry out completely.
· A tree guard has been provided at the time of planting to protect your new tree. This protection is limited .It is very important that mechanical damage from grass trimmers, lawn mowers, bicycles, and cars is prevented to ensure the good health of your tree.
· Mulching to a maximum depth of 4 inches or 10 cm. is a recommended practice to aid in your trees development. Mulching reduces the risk of grass trimmer damage, helps retain moisture, and adds needed organic material to the soil.
· Fertilize in the second year after planting. Please use brand name tree fertilizers and abide by the fertilizer manufacturer’s recommended application rates.
· Please keep weed killers, solvents, and cleaning agents away from your tree.
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