Tree Planting

Discussion in 'Fertilizers, Pesticides and Diseases' started by Snyder's Lawn Inc, May 18, 2014.

  1. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I was mowing Friday and this one company was planting trees
    It was funny to watch

    I was going stop and tell them how to plant a tree right

    These balls was wider then a 36'' auger that they was using They was sitting trees in the holes and if they didnt go in They would drive there mini skid over the ball to smash it in

    Here is a pic of one

    When I did a tree I like to have a taper hole and I like to have 6''-8'' around the tree to pack dirt in
    These guys hauled all the dirt off

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  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Wow, that's horrible.

    At least they got rid of the cage and burlap.


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  3. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    No cage to them burlap still on the bottom and side they only cut top off

    The rate I seen 50% what they plant dies its bad Its all College kids

    I don't think none of them knows what they are doing

    Last year they planted some trees and they wired them to T post but the wire didn't have a hose on them to protect trees from the wire
     
  4. Ditta&Sons

    Ditta&Sons LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hope theres a warranty, because they won't last one full year planted like that! That is the worst looking tree planting Ive ever seen!
     
  5. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've seen worse. I went to a house for an estimate for mulch a few years ago and they literally set the tree on the ground and added mulch around it. 3 years later it's still alive lol
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  6. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
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    At least they planted the ball in the ground and not the branches..... :rolleyes:;)
     
  7. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    They did 3 white pine that way 2013 spring and in the fall they was died
     
  8. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The incorrect way on this pic is how they did the tree they was even worst

    I printed this out Im going give it to them

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  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hope they used stone mulch, that bark mulch is a scam.

    PS Nice grammar.
     
  10. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    what is Stone mulch? :hammerhead:

    Thanks on the grammer
     

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