Tree Establishment & Aftercare

[12:43, 24/04/2023] Tim Johnston: Looking to create a thriving green space in your urban area? Thanet Urban Forest is here to help with our planting consultancy and green infrastructure services.

Our team of experts works with clients to design and implement custom green spaces that meet the unique needs of their location. We understand that urban areas face different environmental challenges than rural areas and work to provide solutions to such problems. Our green infrastructure services incorporate elements like green roofs, rain gardens, and sustainable drainage systems to help mitigate issues such as air pollution, heat island effect, and flooding.

Our planting consultancy service starts with an assessment of the site’s existing conditions, including soil quality, sunlight, and drainage. Then, we work with our clients to identify the appropriate planting materials that will thrive in the urban environment. Our selection process takes into account climate, maintenance needs, and aesthetic considerations to create a balanced and sustainable design. We also offer training to ensure the successful implementation and long-term maintenance of the green space.

Creating green spaces in urban areas leads to numerous benefits, including improved air quality, temperature regulation, and increased access to nature. It also provides opportunities for community engagement and environmental education.

Take the first step towards transforming your urban area by contacting Thanet Urban Forest for planting consultancy and green infrastructure services. Our team is dedicated to creating green spaces that benefit both the environment and the community.
[13:00, 24/04/2023] Tim Johnston: At Thanet Urban Forest, we understand the importance of trees in urban areas. They play a crucial role in providing numerous benefits such as improving air and water quality, reducing noise pollution, and creating a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment. That is why we are committed to helping individuals and businesses establish and care for trees in an urban setting.

Tree establishment is a critical phase in the life of any tree. It involves selecting the appropriate species for the location, planting at the right time, and providing the necessary aftercare. Here are some essential tips for successful tree establishment:

  1. Choose the right species – The first step to successful tree establishment is to select the right species for the location. The site’s conditions such as soil type, sun exposure, and water availability are crucial factors that you should consider before selecting a species.
  2. Plant at the right time – Planting at the right time is essential for the tree’s growth and survival. Planting should be done during the tree’s dormant season, which is usually in the fall or winter, depending on the species.
  3. Prepare the planting hole – The planting hole should be twice as wide as the root ball and the same depth. Ensure that the soil is loosened to allow for easy root penetration.
  4. Use the proper planting techniques – Gently remove the tree from its container or burlap, and place it into the planting hole. Backfill the hole with soil, and tamp it down to eliminate any air pockets.
  5. Provide timely and adequate watering – After planting, the tree needs to be adequately watered to promote root growth. Water deeply and regularly, making sure that the soil is moist but not waterlogged.
  6. Aftercare and maintenance – Regularly inspect the tree for signs of pests or diseases. Protect the tree from mechanical damage, such as lawnmowers or string trimmers. Mulch around the tree’s base to retain moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weeds.

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