Care of Trees Instructions

Care of trees upon arrival

The package should be opened and the trees, if not going to be planted immediately, should be “heeled-in”. (by this we mean digging a trench approximately 6’ deep, depending on root length, placing bunches of seedlings in the trench, and put soil back over roots and pack well). The seedlings should be watered and will be able to be left in this condition for up to 10 days. If you cannot plant the seedlings within this period, the strings or elastics should be removed and the trees spread out about 1’ apart and watered and the soil packed around them. They should be watered every 4 to 5 days.

IMPORTANT

WHEN PLANTING SEEDLINGS, CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN THAT THE ROOTS ARE NOT EXPOSED TO THE HOT SUN OR DRYING WINDS.

IMPORTANT

PLEASE DO NOT E-MAIL CREDIT CARD INFORMATION. PAYMENT MAY BE MADE VIA VISA, MASTERCARD OVER THE TELEPHONE OR IN PERSON.

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Uses for trees: use trees in open country

Instead of removing trees from grasslands and open range, leave them in place. Individual trees can provide welcome summer shade for livestock as well as people. A v-shaped group of planted trees, a small grove or row of trees can provide needed shelter for spring calving and protection during severe weather.

Using trees as sound barriers

Leaves, branches and twigs all absorb and diffuse sounds. Many sounds are absorbed by the vibration of the tree parts, and heavier branches and trunks deflect sounds. If you live close to a busy highway or other source of undesirable sounds, properly placed tree plantings can significantly reduce noise.

Trees increase property value

Natural and planted stands of trees, along with plantings near homes and buildings, add value to property. One study shows that, on the average, trees contribute as much as 27% of appraised land value of non-agricultural land. The same study reported that land that was two –thirds wooded appraised at more than 26% higher value than open land in the same area. Another study indicated that landscape trees near homes and buildings constituted nearly 20% of the total value of the property.

Your trees benefit the earth

A hidden benefit of trees on your property is their capability to capture and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is the chief culprit in the increased threat of global warming. Through the process of photosynthesis, trees take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, storing the carbon in their wood. In return, trees release life-giving oxygen back into the atmosphere. Recent studies estimate that a single-row windbreak of evergreens, 1 mile long, will contain about 1,900 cubic feet of wood, trapping and storing carbon equivalent to 54 metric tons of carbon dioxide.