Tutorials.

Video Tutorials.

The Pacific Northwest is a wonderful place to landscape with trees and shrubs. And with proper planning and maintanence, they will provide a lifetime worth of beauty and value to your property. Here are some video tutorials to help you take care of your trees.

Types of Tree Rootballs

How you plant a tree or shrub depends on how the roots are contained.  Is the plant in a pot, bare root, burlap ball, or other container?  This video looks at various types of root system containment and how to prepare each for planting.

 
Finding the Root Collar

Trees and shrubs are usually planted to the depth of their root collar.  Finding the root collar in some potted plants can be a challenge.  Often balled in burlap trees com from the farm with the root collar buried.  Taking the time to locate the root collar will result in greater plant vigor.

Preparing Tree Roots for Planting

Trees and shrubs are usually planted to the depth of their root collar.  Finding the root collar in some potted plants can be a challenge.  Often balled in burlap trees com from the farm with the root collar buried.  Taking the time to locate the root collar will result in greater plant vigor.

Planting Tree in Soil

Proper planting technique can make all the difference in the success of your endeavor.  With landscape trees and shrubs, never plant too deep.  Understanding the needs of the root system will help assure that the planting thrives.

Composting and Watering

Adding organic matter to your soil is almost always a good thing to do.  Monitor the soil moisture level around your plantings to assure that thy nether dry out or sit in mucky soil.

How to Stake a Tree

Young transplanted trees often need staking to help them while they re-establish a root system.  Staking should be loose enough to allow the tree movement but strong enough to provide protection from wind or other forces.