Tennessee becomes a bit more beautiful when we plant a new tree. Planting a tree does not have to be saved for Arbor Day or Earth Day either. For many Nashvillians, it’s a great outdoor activity for the family or even organization, especially during the autumn season. Not only can you learn a lot about the basics of planting and treecare, but you’re also learning to appreciate nature. Here are a few simple things to consider if you’re planning to plant your own tree.
Choose the right tree. Nashville is in a planting 6b zone so do some research trees that best fit within the Middle Tennessee environment. It’s probably safe to say that a palm tree will not do well during the bitter months of January if it’s planted outside your house in Franklin. Planting in the autumn is a perfect time of year since the weather begins to cool down and the plant begins its dormancy. However, the roots continue to grow as the tree acclimates to its surroundings. Consider planting native species to the area. If you need help, the folks at the Parke Company have years of knowledge under their belt and will be able to point you in the right direction.
Prepare the area and the tree. Prepare the hole and the tree as instructed for plantation. Whether it’s small or large, each tree is different and should be treated as such. Be sure you have all the proper tools and mulch necessary before planting. If you’re unsure of a step, the Parke Company is there for you for all your tree service needs.
Maintain proper treecare throughout its life. Immediately after the tree is planted, it’s important to water and mulch the tree often. Sometimes putting stakes down are necessary for the new tree until the roots become established within the ground. The treecare of the plant is crucial, especially in the first few years of its life. The Parke Company’s tree service will not only help you find the right tree and help you plant it, but they can also keep it healthy too.
The Parke Company understands the importance of planting trees. (Hey, that’s why they’re in business!) But it can also be a great activity for family or friends if you know how to plant it right. However, if you’re ever in doubt, always feel free to call the Parke Company for professional tree service at (615) 405-6548.