Tree and Bush Planting in Maine
Few things are better for you and for your home than a freshly planted tree. They provide shade, privacy, protection from wind, and can add value to your home.
And of course, some may yield fruit for eating, or flowers for decoration. The Greater Portland Tree Company is knowledgable in all areas of tree planting, and you can contact us with questions or to hire us to plant trees and bushes on your property. Here are two important things to consider:
What Tree to Plant
When selecting a tree for your property, there are several factors that come into play. There are two key questions to ask
1. Can the tree survive in Maine’s climate?
2. Will the tree be invasive to my immediate environment?.
The answers should be “yes” and “no” respectively, of course. A non-invasive tree is one that is able to live harmoniously with other native species, and never grow to the point that it becomes a hazard to nearby structures or power lines. After considering the important factors, there are many trees that will thrive in Maine’s climate. Contact the tree experts at The Greater Portland Tree Company to help you decide.
Maintaining New Trees For Healthy Growth
The first two years of a tree’s life are filled with dangers that may compromise a tree’s survival. At this time, the tree’s bark and root structure are delicate, and depending on the tree, you may need to provide extra protection to ensure healthy growth. First off, it is important that you know what time of year is best to plant your tree. And second, how to provide the extra care the tree requires as it matures.
The Greater Portland Tree Company can provide the following services for your trees: pesticides to keep away harmful insects; tree wrapping to prevent sun scalding on young bark; guy wires to stabilize the tree while its root structure develops; and other services as well.
There are many online guides on how to plant a tree. After reading just a few, you’ll see that it takes a lot of hard work, intelligent planning, and in some cases, professional equipment. If you are up to the challenge, we wish you the best. Otherwise, please don’t hesitate to contact the tree experts at the Greater Portland Tree Company. We are Maine State Licensed Utility/Landscape Arborists, as well as Master Pesticide & Fertilization Applicators. In simple terms, this means we know what is best for new trees.