Late Winter Newsletter 2018
The tree planting season is just about over for another year, we still have some nice lines of great farm trees, particularly London Planes, Oriental Planes, Red Oaks, Silver Maples and Desert Ashes. We also have ones and twos of several lines so please inquire if there is something you are after. If you have missed out on a variety, think about putting them on order for next season. We are just about to get into our replanting, grafting, taking cuttings and sowing seed time, so we will be quite busy for the next few weeks but are always happy to take emails/calls if you have any queries/tree orders.
Dan and Mary
HANDLING AND PLANTING TIPS
We will ring you a day or two before we start on your order to make sure you are ready for it. Once we have made contact we will dig your trees out of the ground and store them in their bundles. If you are picking them up on an open trailer please bring a tarp, a large piece of plastic or something similar to cover the roots.
- Keep roots covered and out of direct sunlight
- If it is not possible to plant the trees immediately heel them into the corner of your garden/vegetable garden.
- Keep roots moist (not saturated, putting them in a trough is too much of a good thing) and out of the sun. Hose them with water, sit damp newspaper or a blanket over them at the back of a shed if heeling them in is not an option.
- Dig a hole slightly bigger than the root system, plant the tree only as deep as it has been in the ground previously.
- The best start for trees is to keep a good .5m clear of grass around its base, this can be achieved by spraying and mulching.
- Slow release fertiliser tablets are really beneficial to give your trees a good start and make sure they have all the nutrients they need, particularly in clay soils.
NO DOGS TO BE BROUGHT TO THE NURSERY PLEASE