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Tree planting - this Autumn

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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With autumn now here and the soil moisture content increasing I believe it is the best time of year for planting trees and shrubs, followed by the winter and spring months.

Trees and shrubs planted in autumn establish well through winter and are ready come spring to burst out with new seasons growth, if you've put in the hard work. As Allwood Trees moves into winter we have a very busy tree planting season lined up. This is also when we pot on all our ornamentals. All our senior staff are qualified and passionate gardeners so we are more than happy to help you with advice on how to select and plant the right trees so that they grow well in your garden.

And, you can check out our planting guide if you still have questions.

We have our annual March sale kicking off this Friday 13 March, so come down and take a look at our huge range of trees and shrubs. Sale ends 31 March

Mark Hutching

Planting Guide

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Choose a location for your tree, making sure there is enough room for when the tree gets big.

Dig a hole twice the size of tree's container, removing clay into a separate pile. Keep sides of hole straight & bottom of hole flat. If soil in hole is dry, soak with water before planting.

Backfill the hole with good soil or compost. Finished height for the root ball should be flush with existing ground level.

For a tree in a bag; place tree gently in the hole at correct depth. Make sure the root ball of tree is moist before planting. Hold the tree by the bag and not the stem. Cut right around base with a sharp knife. Once tree is in position and upright, cut off the bag sides and remove. For a tree in a Europot; lean the tree over and slide the pot off the root ball. Once the pot is removed, roll the tree gently into the hole. Try not to disturb the roots.

The tree should now be in position so the top of the root ball is level with the surrounding garden. Then back-fill the hole with good loose soil around the root ball. Gently use your heel to compact the soil around the plant.

Staking Guide

Once the stakes are in place, use tree tie to secure your tree to the stakes. Tie one end of the tree tie to one of the stakes; making sure the knot is tight.

Run the tree tie out to the other stake and on your way back start twisting the tree tie over the first length until you get back to the first stake, making sure you twist around the tree but not too tight.

Once back at the first stake, tie the end of the tree tie to the stake. Keep the tension on the stakes not the trees.