Taylor Tree Co. specializes in tree planting. We locate an assortment of trees that grow beautifully in the Mississippi Gulf Coast for our clients. The trees come from within and/or neighboring states. The trees vary in ages, depending on what our client’s are looking for to add to their property.
Taylor Tree Co. asks our client’s to think of the tree you wish to purchase as a lifetime investment. For example, think about how well your tree and investment grows, depends on the type of tree and location you select for planting, the care you provide when the tree is planted, and follow-up care the tree receives after planting.
Planting the Tree
The ideal time to plant trees and shrubs is during the dormant season and in the fall after leaf drop or early spring before budbreak. Weather conditions are cool and allow plants to establish roots in the new location before spring rains and summer heat stimulate new top growth. However, trees properly cared for in the nursery or garden center, and given the appropriate care during transport to prevent damage, can be planted throughout the growing season. In tropical and subtropical climates where trees grow year round, any time is a good time to plant a tree, provided that sufficient water is available. In either situation, proper handling during planting is essential to ensure a healthy future for new trees and shrubs. Before you begin planting your tree, be sure you have had all underground utilities located prior to digging.
If the tree you are planting is balled or bare root, it is important to understand that its root system has been reduced by 90 to 95 percent of its original size during transplanting. As a result of the trauma caused by the digging process, trees commonly exhibit what is known as transplant shock. Containerized trees may also experience transplant shock, particularly if they have circling roots that must be cut. Transplant shock is indicated by slow growth and reduced vigor following transplanting. Proper site preparation before and during planting coupled with good follow-up care reduces the amount of time the plant experiences transplant shock and allows the tree to quickly establish in its new location. However, Taylor Tree Co. ISA Certified Arborist, takes special care to avoid any transplant shock. Once the tree has been properly transplanted, a follow-up care plan will be suggested to you by our Certified Arborist. Our maintenance plans involve making sure your investment thrives for several years. When questions arise about the care of your tree, be sure to consult us for assistance.