Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. This is a special Holiday Greeting and thank you for all the support and business that so many of you have provided this past year. You are helping us to meet our personal goal of providing the highest quality trees with year round employment for our talented and hard working crew. We could not do this without the continual efforts of Clark, Abel, Paulino, Heather, Stacey and Juan (left to right of Jim and Annie). We thank them and all of you this holiday season. We look forward to a terrific 2019.
Jim & Annie
Urban Forest Nursery, Inc.
Watering trees sounds simple enough. Surprisingly, it’s not that easy given that new trees die in the landscape from lack of water every year. It has been especially critical this year as the weather continues to get warmer. Here’s the secret: Find a way to get water slowly to the root ball. Use a trickling hose, drip irrigation, a TreeGator or a bucket with a small hole in it. Anything to ensure slow delivery so water can gradually soak into the root-ball. Forget sprinkler irrigation and especially rainfall. We cringe whenever we hear some say, “Oh, I think it’s going to rain soon”. Unless it’s a monsoon, forget any rainfall watering your newly planted tree effectively. Remember, newly planted trees must live entirely off the moisture in their root-ball until roots grow away to surrounding soils. Give them a chance.