Young Tree Maintenance

Trees are living, growing structures, and in urban settings, most require structural development. The strongest tree architecture is characterized by one main trunk, with subordinate lateral branches well-spaced along the trunk. After a tree is planted, it should be structurally pruned every few years to guide it into a shape that is less prone to failure. Young trees may also benefit from slow-release fertilizers and pest management in order to help them get established quicker. We have seen 15-gallon trees reach 30 feet in height after only a few years in the ground.