Today is the day my trees are getting trimmed. The men with the heavy equipment have been at work for the last hour or so. I requested for the mulch from the branches to be dumped in an area where I can utilize it for “under” mulch next year. And in researching something I came across a video that helped me learn the proper description for parts of the tree planting procedure.
This Old House tree-planting video described the depth of planting a tree and looking for what is called the “root flare”. It clearly is pointed out in the video. I usually, in the act of releasing the roots from wrapping around the plant, would scrape away some of the excess soil from this root flare, but never described it for readers. I think it is a helpful thing to know.
The other thing, that for me is instinctive, but which Roger Cook shows and describes as the “money side” of the tree presented to the view considered most desirable. “Every tree has a face” -the best side of the tree.