Tree Planting Day: What You Can Expect
Be sure to check out the *BONUS Before & After Video* at the end of this post!
Before We Arrive
Be sure to check your E-Mail! We will email you about 1 week in advance to confirm your delivery date and time. At the time we email you to confirm these details we will also get J.U.L.I.E. out to your home to do the underground locates. Your utility companies will then come out to mark out where any underground utilities are using either spray paint or flags (sometimes both).
Prior to our arrival, we recommend that you pre-mark the area where your tree will be going. This is especially important if you aren’t able to be home for delivery and planting. If you are planting more than one tree and you know you won't be there, we ask that you label your markings somehow so we know what tree you want to go where. Paint stirring sticks are excellent for this!
Before you pre-mark consider your tree type and the location. How will your tree look and function in that space? Remember, be careful to also consider the J.U.L.I.E. underground locate markings when making your decision. We have some great tips in our Design Center to help get you started. Please don't hesitate to give us a call to discuss this in detail. We want to assure the very best site conditions for your new tree!
On the day of delivery and planting, your trees will be hand selected by the nursery. That is unless you have come out to our holding-yard and tagged your own tree ahead of time. Our crew will have your trees loaded on the iTrees.com truck, secured and ready to go very early in the morning. You can then expect delivery within the two-hour time slot that was emailed to you in your confirmation email.
We try to be as diligent as possible to notify you if we are running early or late. Also, if perhaps there is inclement weather in the forecast we will wait to call you until the day of if we need to cancel and we will get back to you about rescheduling as soon as we can.
We will dig the hole either by hand or using our Toro Dingo. The Toro Dingo is a 3 Ft Wide piece of equipment that is as turf safe as they come. The Toro Dingo will also be used to move the trees off the truck and to their location.
After we dig the hole the crew will plant the tree, backfill, and mulch around it. We will also haul away any leftover dirt or sod. It’s very important to us that your home looks exactly as it was (or better) when we leave, except for now it has a tree there!
The best part is when you have iTrees.com deliver AND plant your tree it will come with a 1 year full replacement warranty! We do offer a 2 or 3 year warranty for an additional cost for those interested.
Helpful Tree Watering Tip →
Use a Treegator® Jr. Pro Slow Release Watering Bag for Trees and Shrubs! This is hands down the easiest and most efficient way to water your tree. Treegator® Jr. Pro is a slow release watering system for newly planted trees.
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