TREE SELECTION – TREE PLANTING

TREE SELECTION AND TREE PLANTING

 

Tree selection and tree planting are such joyful tasks, but not always so easy to do. The correct tree type for the environment and soil conditions must be chosen and then the work begins! At Legacy Tree Company, we look forward to helping you with these tasks!

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.” Have you ever heard anyone tell you that? Well it is a pretty annoying thing to hear someone say as you recognize the need to have your tree removed. A bare landscape can be a “fresh start” or a major bummer. Better would be a landscape wiped clean of a dangerous tree, that was preemptively addressed five years ago with the planting multiple thriving saplings.

How does one assess that situation? By hiring us at Legacy Tree Company in Albuquerque! We can help advise in the viability of your landscape and help you craft a vision for your property that is realistic and feasible. Sometimes planting a tree is a nice way to insure the health of your landscape when the lifespan of your current stand of trees is in question or is uncertain. We can offset and lower that risk with a living green “insurance plan”. They say “measure twice, cut once” in woodworking. The equivalent to tree work would be that while one can always remove or thin a stand of trees, there are tremendous limitations surrounding transplanting one.

Healthy trees start with proper tree selection at the nursery. When trees are allowed to sit too long as inventory in the nursery, they develop girdling, faulty root systems. We are trained to recognize this. Additionally, root pruning prior to planting is a standard at our company. This helps to reduce the risk of an encircling root system that will cut your tree’s life short and hamper its ability to thrive and express its potential.

We stand by ISAs Best Management Practice standards as a guide for all our planting: planting at grade, selecting the right tree for the right location. We will guide you in irrigating your tree over the course of the next year to help get the root system established. We can also help in subsequent years as the watering needs of your tree invariably change.

Watering a tree newly planted can be as straightforward as keeping a houseplant health. Often it is not. Assessing drainage, soil composition and the disposition of a species to our climate and zone must all be taken into account. In the same vein, irrigation must be conducted as the season persists in a way that promotes lateral root growth. This growth anchors the tree and secures a healthy and sustainable root architecture. Eventually, industry-standard deep watering practices can be implemented to maintain the health and life cycle of the tree. We will walk you through this process to that end, to ensure your investment is protected.

We Offer a Full Spectrum of Tree Services

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TREE TRIMMING

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TREE REMOVAL

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TREE ASSESSMENT

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TREE BRACING

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TREE PLANTING

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TREE CONSULTATION

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URBAN FORESTRY

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EMERGENCY TREE SERVICE

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Cities We Serve

New Mexico. Take one step into New Mexico, and you’ll feel the energetic, friendly vibe that circulates throughout the state. There is always something to do here

  • 450016 Albuquerque
  • 450016 Corrales
  • 450016 Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
  • 450016 Placitas
  • 450016 Tijeras & Cedar Crest