Tree Planting - (251) 786-5800


There is no simpler way to enhance the beauty and elegance of a piece of property than to plant trees. Purchasing trees for your property is an investment in the future, as they only become more beautiful and impressive over time as they grow and age, and you will be enjoying them for years to come. However, the first step is to make sure that they are planted well so that they will be healthy and have the chance to grow. That's where Mike West Tree & Stump Removal comes in.

When is the best time to plant trees?

The best time to plant trees is during the dormant season, particularly either in the autumn just after the leaves have dropped, or in the spring before trees bud. The key is to make sure the tree has the chance to establish a healthy root system before it tries to develop new growth. Transplanting is very stressful for trees, and having a well-established root system makes things much easier when it starts trying to deal with the summer heat.

It is possible to plant trees during the growing season, but they need proper care and handling if they are going to flourish. As experienced arborists, we can help prepare the ground and make sure your tree has the best possible start in life.

How do I care for a new tree?

Newly planted trees need care because their root systems are not fully developed yet. The most important thing is to keep the area around the root ball moist, and you can do this by keeping the tree watered. Applying mulch will help prevent evaporation, moderate the soil temperature, and prevent damage to the roots. If the soil is poor, some light fertilization may be beneficial, but as long as you are keeping the soil around your tree's roots moist, it should be able to grow well enough to be self-sufficient within two to three years.