Nursery Definitions

MOST NURSERY STOCK IN #5 TO #25 POTS & ALL LARGER BASKET TREES ARE MACHINE DUG WITH BOBCATS WITH EITHER A POTTER OR WIRE BASKET SPADES. TREES ARE PLACED INTO SUITABLY SIZE CONTAINERS. DIGGING TAKES PLACE IN SPRING UNTIL MID MAY AND RESUMES IN LATER AUGUST TILL FREEZE UP.

Bare-root - Trees that are dug and shipped without any soil around their roots.

Burlap Square -To make the planting process easier and minimize root disturbance, we can line the plastic pot with a burlap square. These liners keep the root ball intact when grasped by the corners and lifted out of the pot and placed carefully into the ground (with the biodegradable burlap) without disturbing the root system. The pot integrity is thus maintained and can be re-used often.

Calliper -The diameter of the nursery stock, measured either at the point of divergence of the root and stem by mm (small plants / trees) or 15 cm above the ground line measured in cm (larger plants / trees).

Conifer - Cone bearing tree or shrub, typically evergreens.

Cutting -A section cut from dormant wood which has buds along it’s length that grows into branches. Soaked in water for three days (to hydrate) prior to planting, roots grow out from the bottom of stem as well as the buried buds.

Deciduous - Typically leaf trees and shrubs which shed their leaves annually.

Drip Line -the outer circumference of a tree where rain is shed to the ground.

Field Potted -Trees spaded /dug in the field with root ball intact and placed in correctly sized pot employing Bobcats & tree/potter spades.

Leader -The upper most dominant central stem / branch of the main trunk.

Mulch -A protective ground cover intended to preserve soil moisture and prevent unwanted vegetation from growing, such as saw dust or wood chips.

Pollinator - Implies this species requires another plant similar to it for pollen to be able to transfer, thus enabling the bearing of fruit or nuts, etc.

Pot Grown - Established trees & shrubs grown in a container and occupying most of the space available to the roots.

Root Ball - The integral root and soil system.

Shade Tree - Deciduous leaf trees and shrubs which shed their leaves annually.

Spring Potted - Bare root trees & shrubs hand potted while dormant in the spring.

Whip - A young un-branched tree with buds.

Wire Basket -Trees are mechanically spaded with Bobcats in the field with root ball intact and placed in a burlap lined wire basket, containing the integrity of the whole root system. The top of the basket is tied tightly together, this tying material must be removed at time of planting.

Xeriscaping -Implementing low-maintenance, water efficient landscaping.

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