Grower Talk: August at the Nursery
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The nursery's trees in the field and holding yard are flourishing and growing vigorously due to the amount of spring rain and timely summer rains and sunshine we've had. The nursery is finding that they have to do a second round of pruning on some trees so that the canopy stays in proportion to the tree's caliper. The nursery's attention to detail makes for healthy and strong trees come digging time. Next up, is fall inventory where the nursery will determine what's getting dug for fall planting and what will remain in the field for further growth until their spring dig.
"Most of our initial pruning work is done. We are going back now and putting the finishing touches on some blocks of trees for future crops. Some of the new growth has been vigorous this season due to all of the early spring rains, so we are finding the need to start back through pruning some trees a second time. We want to stay ahead of the top growth so that the heads can stay in proportion to the trunk caliper and we don’t need to stake any more than necessary."
Our holding yard is looking lush and the trees are ready to be delivered and planted.
"In the Above Ground Holding Yard, the trees are still looking great! We have a diverse selection of trees available including several spring dig only trees like Oaks, Red Maples, Birch, Hornbeam, Dawn Redwood, Baldcypress, Redbud, etc. Everything is fresh and ready to go for fall planting projects."
The nursery's cover crop coming in as healthy as ever.
Check out this cool view of the nursery from above!
"Becky’s Dad also captured some great nursery pics from his plane the other day. You can see our new shed/office project underway on the corner."
Here's a closer look at the nursery breaking ground on their new shed. This is a very exciting undertaking for the nursery and we couldn't be happier for them and their next chapter.
Be sure to check out the nursery's notes from the field here.
Brittany started working with iTrees.com right in the middle of our busy spring season of 2017. She has been a huge asset to iTrees.com in the short amount of time she has been with us. Brittany pays close attention to our customer's needs and continues our strive for excellent customer service every day. She takes on many roles as iTrees.com's administrative assistant, one is social media marketing and blog writing. In Brittany's spare time she likes to spend time with her husband and daughter. She enjoys painting, drawing, creating, and being outdoors. As a published illustrator her creative, enthusiastic mind is a treasured asset to our team at iTrees.com.