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Plant and grow a tree
Our first experience with care for trees might be a very embarrassing one.
Mistakes, ignorance, maltreatment and wrong practices are legion.
It takes time to become an expert.
What exactly is needed to plant and grow a tree ?
When we plant and grow a tree two major factors are imperative:
The right spot
Nothing is more important than to find the right place. The orientation and composition of the soil are key in finding that spot. Also, the place where you plant your tree matters when it comes to borders, maintenance and proximity with houses, fences and roads.
The right tree
Not every tree is happy with a poor or rich soil. You better seek which tree is adapted to your soil. And once you find matching trees, your choice will depend on utility like shade, fruits, fragrance, leaves, colors… there are so many beautiful trees out there. Make sure to take advice before planting your treasure since planting is an art too…
Once your choice is made and you have decided about your tree. You will need to plant and grow it.
How to plant a tree
Once we know what plant is needed and where, we will have to focus on two points
Right. You do not plant in the midst of heat or cold do you? Every plant has its own season and tides. Better inform what suites best for your tree and to listen to old wisdom. An old saying advises to plant with the waxing moon… and to prune and trim with waning moon.
Just observe nature and learn from it. Work with the laws of nature, not against it. And you will grow well…
The preparation of the planting
Planting is very important. And that needs some study and counsel too. The depth of the hole. Its width. Are you going to water the hole, or add extra ground… plant other shrubs or grounding plants? Better ask advice since every tree is different.
How to grow a tree?
To grow a tree, especially in the beginning, you will have to trim or prune it in time, give it enough water and provide some extra humus.
Again, all depends on your tree, since trees need different approaches.
Best is to grow local species and to focus on the long term. Growing a tree is not instant. You will enjoy its shade when old.
So. Think twice before chopping an old tree or bush.
It took many years and efforts to grow..
Better seek how to protect and preserve it.
It is your lung…
Did you ever plant, grow or nurture a tree?
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Fantastic article I was looking for just this type of article.
My wife and I want to plant a tree and watch it grow as our three daughters grow and see where it is when they are adults.
Your well informed tips have put us on the right track to be able to choose the right one.
Thank you so much,
Plant a tree when you are young and enjoy its fruits and shade when you are old!
Yes it is very important to make the right choice…
Take special care… especially in the first years (water in time)
thank you for your kind comment.
Good afternoon Fleeky,
This is a lovely post and it holds valuable advice.
I am lucky as I live on a farm in the south of Spain. I started with a ruin in 1981 and since then I have planted a lot of trees. I take the moon phases seriously when cutting big branches and of course do it when the tree is sleeping = winter time.
I am happy to have come across your website. It is of utmost importance to save the trees on our planet.
Good afternoon Taetske,
Trees are the key to climate change.
We need to grow awareness around the world and save the trees.
Our life depends on them. They regulate rain also, very few know that.
The deforestation all over the planet is a crime against humanity and should be punished by international laws.
Thank you for your kind comment.
Growing trees can be a really fun thing to do, I currently have 2 orange trees growing in my backyard, they are about 6 feet tall, and have many oranges on them now that are nowhere near ripe, so still green.
I like that it does not take much effort to grow trees, with water and making sure they stand and grow up straight, then all is well. Since I live in Florida we often have issues with growing trees and hurricanes around September.
Your site looks very pretty by the way.
Thank you for your kind comment.
Planting trees and growing them tkes time and care.
So cute to hear you planted some trees! Oranges… yes, hard to grow. Good to know you planted 2 of them. Always better. You could add some lemon and palm too. Make sure to check the grounding plants that protect the surroundings . It keeps the soil humid… and only biological compost as fertilizer… soon full of bees and butterflies too