Talking Trees with Davey Tree

The Ultimate Tree Planting Guide

September 29, 2022 The Davey Tree Expert Company Season 2 Episode 37
Talking Trees with Davey Tree
The Ultimate Tree Planting Guide
Show Notes

Nick St. Sauveur from Cortese Tree Specialists, a Davey company, talks about when to plant a tree, what trees to plant and the best practices for tree planting.  

In this episode we cover:  

  • Why should you plant this time of year? (0:44) 
  • Deciding where to plant a tree. (1:40)  
  • The importance of hiring a certified arborist. (5:20)  
  • Root pruning best practices. (6:35)  
  • What to do for a tree that’s planted too deep. (9:45)  
  • Containerized plants (11:09)  
  • What Nick prefers when planting (12:00)  
  • How much to water your trees (13:00)  
  • Clay soil best practices (14:20)  
  • Best practices for fertilization (16:00)  
  • When you should (and shouldn’t) stake your tree (16:50)  
  • When to mulch your tree and what type to use (18:40)  
  • Best practices for mulching (20:20)  
  • Nick’s favorite trees (21:25)  

To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.  

To learn more about tree planting, read our blog, Tree Planting Guide: 3 Methods of Planting Trees. 

To learn more about what trees to plant, read our blog, Guide on How to Choose A Tree to Plant: Planning & Selecting. 

To learn more about caring for new trees, read our blog, How to Take Care of a Newly Planted Tree (5 Easy Steps).  

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