About Me

Talking About Tree Care Services

Hi there, my name is Neil. I am excited to share my knowledge about tree service with you all. My land is absolutely covered in fruit trees. Before I started providing the trees with regular care, they did not produce much fruit each year. I worked with a tree service professional to see if we could improve their yields across the board. My tree service professional eliminated pests and improved the health of my trees in a short span of time. The trees started producing fruit in abundance after that point. My site will explore the extreme level of care provided to trees by these dedicated professionals.


Talking About Tree Care Services

So You Want to Plant a Pecan Tree

by Fred Nelson

Pecan pies, turtle sundaes, and pralines all taste better when made with pecans from your own backyard. If you're thinking of planting a pecan tree, know that they tend to grow best in the Southern United States where the summers are hot and the winters are mild. Here are some more tips to help you plant and grow a pecan tree successfully.

Choosing the best location.

Pecan trees have a deep taproot that allows them to access moisture from deep down beneath the surface of the ground. For this reason, it's fine to plant them in an area that's a bit dry. The soil does need to be well-drained and nutritious. The darker the soil, the more nutrients it contains – and the better site it is for planting your pecan tree. Make sure you pick an area where the tree will get plenty of sunshine, even when it is young and short. Planting it right next to a building or in the shade of another tree is not the best choice.

Selecting the right pecan tree.

It's far easier to start with a little sapling than to start with seeds. Head to a local nursery to look at pecan trees. Try to find one that has one strong main stem. This will ensure it maintains a more ideal shape as it grows. Any drooping leaves or peeling bark are a sign that the tree is not in the best health.

Planting the pecan tree.

Dig a wide hole at your selected planting site. Ideally, it should be about twice as wide as the root ball of the sapling, since this will give the tree plenty of soft soil to send its roots through initially. Set the tree in the hole, and add soil just up to the ball where the roots meet the stem. Pack the soil firmly, and then pour on plenty of water. Cover the soil just around the tree with wood mulch. This will trap in the moisture and also slowly add nutrients to the soil as it breaks down.

Caring for the young tree.

During the first year of the pecan tree's life, water it whenever the soil becomes dry. You can also have it pruned when it's about a year old. Your tree care professional will remove stray branches that may give the tree an odd shape. Note that your tree won't produce pecans until it's about three to five years old. When the tree does start producing, fertilizing it each spring before the buds set will help increase nut production.

For more tips and help growing your pecan tree, talk to a professional like Johnson's Tree Service & Stump Grinding.