A Growing Tradition: Transforming Suburban Streetscapes

Superior-quality advanced trees require consistent care, in pruning, shaping and potting before dispatch. While the untrained eye may not separate the good specimen from the poor one, trained horticulturalists follow stringent quality control measures to ensure only the best reaches the market.

Tree planting farms

Fuelled by a boom in housing development projects, Victoria and Australia have seen increasing establishment of tree planting farms to satisfy the demand. Typical advanced trees after transplanting may range from 2 meters up to 15 meters in height.

These farms supply quality advanced trees and transplanting expertise to the government, developers and residential customers. Decades of employing innovative techniques in transplanting large trees have sufficiently demonstrated that you could just as easily transform your front yard, and in a broader sense, your neighborhood, with minimal effort.

Tree species ranging from ornamental to deciduous and evergreens are excellent options. Palms are also popular in the suburbs, and part of a growing Australian tradition. If you are considering putting up a mature tree in your backyard, here are a few specialist tips you could use.

1.    The Native species will look good in your yard

Carefully selected and cultivated, high-quality seedlings grow into beautiful trees, ideal for streetscapes and urban landscapes. In Australia, there are tens of native species: Acacia, Eucalyptus, Angophora, and Corymbia, just to mention a few.

2.    The tree should be self-supporting

A quality tree should withstand mild to relatively strong winds, standing upright rather than leaning towards the ground. As a general rule of thumb, you should reject any young tree that bends past a 45-degree angle.

3.    A well-formed root system

The root ball should not display a dense network of the roots; rather, only about a third of the ball should have roots. Following strict guidelines on root pruning and re-plotting in all stages of tree growth, planters achieve a well-structured root structure and a healthy tree.

4.    The tree should have a balanced structure

The crown of the tree ought to appear symmetrical, rather than lean to one side. The branches too should not have similar sized branches, as the 'central trunk' becomes less defined with age. You can judge its balance by simply looking at the central trunk at the eye level.

When choosing an advanced tree, go for a healthy one; free from pest infestation and diseases. It should also have foliage that's a season-appropriate appearance; not one that displays autumn foliage in spring! For more information, contact a business such as Din San Nursery.