The depth in which a tree is planted is very important to the tree’s future health. If a tree gets planted too deeply, such as in image A, it can die. A tree should be planted so that the root flare is just above the ground’s surface. The root flare is where the roots move away from the trunk, flaring outwards. Do not mistake the graft for the root flare; sometimes the grafts can be exaggerated and look like root flare ( B ). A correctly planted tree looks like images C and D. Sometimes before planting a tree, soil must be removed to expose the root flare; the newly exposed trunk can be at a higher risk of damage from cold or sun. You can prevent damage by putting down mulch, but not too much. You want to avoid volcano mulching, shown in image E, which can also harm the plant. Mulch should be laid approximately two inches deep.
The weather might not be able to decide what season it is, but our designers’ minds are on spring and summer projects! With our skilled designers, any landscape can be transformed into a beautiful and functional outdoor living space. We work with companies such as Alliance Gator, Cobble Creek Nursery, Gardener’s Supply Company, Techo-Bloc, and Trowel Trades Supply, Inc. to ensure high quality materials.
Landshapes' Vermont Landscape Designer, Caroline Dudek won this years Honor Award for Special Projects at the Green Works - Vermont Nursery and Landscape Association Annual Conference. Caroline won the Landscape Industry Award for a Vermont Natural Swimming Pond that she Designed and Landshapes Installed. This Vermont Natural Swimming Pond consisted of a Natural Bog Filtration System, A Bluestone Patio with Fire Pit, and Beautiful Native Vermont Plantings. Caroline Dudek won the award based on her Creative Vermont Landscape Design, the complexity of the project, and the outcome after the Landscape Construction. Click on our Awards Link on our 'About Us' page in the near future for more pictures of our past Vermont Award Winning Landscape Projects.
You can also see more about the award on the Green Works website: