ERIC Number: ED356961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
How To Select and Plant a Tree.
Fazio, James R., Ed.
Tree City USA Bulletin, n19 Aug 1991
This bulletin furnishes information about selecting and planting trees. The tree selection process includes being aware of the physical characteristics of bare root seedlings, containerized seedlings, balled and burlapped, or potted trees and determining the proper size and root ball proportions. The section on tree planting discusses how to: (1) handle the young trees; (2) plant bare root seedlings; (3) avoid transplant shock; (4) determine proper planting depth; (5) and plant burlapped or potted trees. Tree care suggestions include advice about watering, pruning, fertilizing, staking and mulch. A discussion on community forestry cites national needs for community trees, provides advice about municipal contractual arrangements with nurseries and additional guidelines for long term care of city trees. A vignette provides information about Arbor Day. Additional sources of information about trees and conservation are described on the back cover of the bulletin. (MCO)
Descriptors: Contracts, Environmental Influences, Horticulture, Landscaping, Nurseries (Horticulture), Plant Propagation, Site Development, Trees, Urban Environment, Urban Planning
National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68140 (25 copies for $6.25, 500 copies for $100).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska City, NE.