Here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions which we receive at Urban Tree Growers. Please feel free to contact us with any other questions you may have.
When should I plant an Advanced Deciduous Tree?
The trees are harvested during the cooler winter months, April through to late September. At this time the trees are dormant and we are able to transplant them to their new location with minimal disturbance. Advanced deciduous trees are quick to re-establish and often achieve one metres growth within the first year.
Planting advanced deciduous trees is a simple three-step process. You dig an appropriate hole, carefully place the tree and then back fill. Tree stakes can be used to provide additional support during the first two years of a trees establishment. The video and diagram below explain the process in more detail.
How to Plant a Tree
How should I water an Advanced Deciduous Tree?
Advanced deciduous trees need water in the first two years of establishment but are then often self-sustaining. Depending on the size of the tree, we recommend approximately 15L twice a week from late spring through early autumn, in the first two years of growth, depending on local weather conditions. Please ask us for the needs of specific trees and locations.
How is it best to prune an Advanced Deciduous Tree?
Advanced deciduous trees can benefit greatly from a light prune at the time of planting. However the tree needs as much leaf and branch area as possible in its early development, which is why we recommend postponing heavier pruning and shaping until after a full seasonal cycle.