Proper Care of Seedlings and Transplants

Before planting- Keep your plants cool, shaded and moist!


Post Planting Fertilizing:


- Teaspoon is all you need
- Apply at drip-line
- Granular disperse away from plant stem
- Tablet place 3-6" from stem
- Seedlings and Transplants need a thorough soaking, especially following fertilizer applications, plan according to the weather

Post Planting: Tree Tubes


Tree shelters create a micro climate and speed plant growth by trapping moisture and thereby raising relative humidity and ambient temperature inside the tube. Field studies show an increased growth rate of 150% with some species. Tree shelters maximize seedling survival by protecting them from animals, wind desiccation, some weed competition, power equipment, chemical drift, small rodents and insects.

Pruning:


- Objectives will differ with age
- Train trees at a young age

 

Steps:
1. Remove dead/diseased limbs
2. Remove co-dominant leaders
3. Establish a lowest permanent branch
4. Select scaffold branches

Phone and Fax  1-866-547-3954

Office* 7310 Gulick Rd. Naples, N.Y., 14512

Barn* 7727 State Route 21 Naples, N.Y. 14512

customerinfo@meadowviewtreefarm.com