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How Many Tree Stakes Should I Use to Secure a Newly Planted Tree

How many tree stakes are needed

When planting new trees in your yard it is very important that you secure them with Stake-Safe Tree Stakes and Safety Ties until the trees roots have taken hold. One of the most common questions asked is, “how many tree stakes should I use when I plant my new trees?” This can vary depending on the planting conditions and the type of tree, but the safest measure is to use 4 tree stakes equally spaced at 90 degrees around the tree. Another common configuration is the installation of 3 tree stakes anchored equally 120 degrees apart. Read more

Fast Growing Trees | Adding Shade and Privacy to a New Backyard

Fast Growing Trees

If you have just moved into your newly constructed home you may discover that the yard is noticeably vacant of trees and landscaping. To add shade and privacy to your new backyard you need to select some fast growing trees that will complement your new home. Some of the most popular options for fast growing trees can be found below. Be sure to select a specie that is suited for your climate and corresponding planting zone. Read more

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Privacy Trees | Choosing the Best Trees for a Privacy Hedge

Privacy Trees

When selecting privacy trees to create a privacy hedge in your yard there are numerous decisions you need to make. Take the extra time upfront to select the best privacy trees for your specific circumstances. This will ensure the best overall outcome of your landscaping project. Read more

Tree Planting Depth for New Trees | Proper Hole Depth & Width

Tree Planting Depth

What is the correct tree planting depth for new trees? Perhaps even more important what is the proper width of the new hole? These parameters may differ slightly for various species and the maturity of the young tree. But one thing is certain, all transplanted trees end up in a new hole at some point. Yet not any old hole will do. Experienced arborists recognize that both the tree planting depth and the diameter of the hole, are critical to the health of the tree. Read more

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Best Shade Trees | Choosing the Best Shade Trees for Your Yard

Best Shade Trees

When choosing the best shade trees for your yard the first thing to consider is the available space. The last thing you need on a 40-foot building lot is a 100-foot-tall Sugar Maple with a span of 80 feet. Another consideration is how fast the trees will grow. If your goal is to create summer shade on your rear deck, you don’t want to wait 10 years before you can enjoy it. Selecting fast growing trees such as the Red Maple, Weeping Willow, or a Hybrid Poplar is your best bet. Check out our top choices of shade trees for small or large yards. Read more

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Planting Flowering Trees Will Add Color to Your Yard

Planting Flowering Trees

Planting Flowering Trees throughout your backyard will add beauty and color to your landscape. Some of the more common varieties of flowering trees include the Japanese Flowering Cherry, Crape Myrtles, Pink Dogwoods, and the Saucer Magnolia. Planting flowering trees such as these popular species will transform your backyard into a beautiful paradise. When these gorgeous trees are in full bloom they will attract birds and small animals which will bring your yard to life. Read more

Supporting New Trees with Tree Stakes | Should You Stake All New Trees

supporting new trees

Supporting New Trees is essential for the proper growth of newly planted trees. The question is, should you stake all new trees? It’s true that all newly planted trees are susceptible to the elements. If you live in a windy area or a region that has frequent storms with high winds, it is imperative that your tree is properly supported right away. New trees are most at risk when they are initially planted and the root ball is loosely packed in the soil. However; not all trees require staking. Let’s take a quick look at the criteria for supporting new trees. Read more

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Sealing Tree Limbs After Cutting or Pruning Your Trees in the Fall

Sealing Tree Limbs

The additional step of sealing tree limbs after pruning may or may not be necessary. As a tree grows you may find that it’s limbs may interfere with phone lines or the tree branches may come into contact with your home, shed, or garage. In most of these cases it will be necessary to remove the tree limb to avoid damage to your property. Since this will more than likely occur during the growing season you will need to apply sealant after removing the unwanted tree limbs. Read more

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Planting Young Trees | When is the Best Time

Planting Young Trees

The best time of year for planting young trees is dependent upon several factors. The specific climate for your region is a major consideration in determining the best time for planting young trees. You need to be familiar with the parameters of the climate in your area when planting trees in your yard. As an example, in the deep-south you should avoid transplanting trees during the extreme heat of mid-summer. This is especially true in dry hot climates. The intense summer heat can stress your newly planted tree. When the heat is severe, the effects can be devastating for young trees. Read more

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How to Properly Stake Newly Planted Trees

newly planted trees

When planting young trees in your yard, it is important to properly stake the newly planted trees for support and protection from the elements. In most situations, tree stakes are essential to hold the newly planted trees upright until adequate root growth has occurred. This is particularly true when the root ball of the tree is small, and especially if the tree is planted in a wide, open space or a windy environment, and when planting trees in sandy soil conditions. Read more