The Simple Mantra Of Great Tree Planters

1 Jan 2024

The Simple Mantra Of Great Tree Planters
Let's talk trees. Well, not just trees, but how they're planted. You see, in the world of commercial landscaping, there's a big problem—trees just aren't growing like they should. We're talking abysmal growth rates. But why? The answer's in the roots, literally.

The Painful Truth About Planting
We’ve seen it firsthand. Beautiful saplings, full of potential, getting a rough start because of shoddy planting. It's like watching a baker mess up a simple cake recipe—frustrating and avoidable. That's where Forestme's mantra comes in: Deep-Straight-Tight. Borrowed from forestry, where they see a whopping 99% growth rate, this simple technique is a must.

More Than Just Digging a Hole
Let's start with 'Deep'. It's not just about making a hole and dropping in a tree. We're talking about precision—four fingers deep, minus the thumb. Why? Because if you leave any part of the root ball peeking out, you're setting up that tree for a tough life. It's like building a house without a foundation.

The Right Angle for Success
Next up, 'Straight'. In the tree planting game, think of survival over aesthetics. Planting the root ball at 90 degrees ensures your tree doesn't grow up all wonky. A bent or angled root ball? That's a recipe for stunted growth or worse. Try to build a skyscraper on a slanted base—good luck with that.

Securing the Future
Finally, 'Tight'. This step is about making sure the tree is as snug as a bug in a rug. We're not just filling the hole; we're compressing the soil around the root ball with a good old-fashioned heel kick. It's like tucking a kid into bed—you want them secure, not loose and wobbly.

Thriving, Not Just Surviving
When you follow the Deep-Straight-Tight mantra, you're giving your plants a fighting chance to thrive. This isn't rocket science; it's basic care. But the difference it makes? That's where the magic happens.

To those of you out there struggling with your planting projects, feeling the sting of poor growth rates—there's hope. It's time to ditch the old ways and embrace a method that actually works. Deep-Straight-Tight isn't just a catchy phrase; it's a promise of better growth, healthier trees, and a greener future.

So, let's roll up our sleeves, get our hands dirty, and plant some trees that'll make our grandkids proud.

Don’t just plant; plant properly.

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