Intensive aftercare and maintenance are crucial after replanting to ensure optimal tree re-growth. The activities to carry out are divided into the following areas:
Aftercare for optimal regrowth
Immediately after transplanting, a rehabilitation zone is created around the pricked root ball to ensure aftercare for the tree in its new location. This is important for the further development and nutrient supply of the newly-planted tree.
To do this, dig around the main root area to prune the roots again, optionally add mycorrhiza and other growth promoters; if necessary replace the soil to improve the site. Then create a watering area around the tree, fill it with bark mulch or lava stone if necessary and install a trunk guard to protect the tree from the weather conditions.
Secure anchoring provides the necessary stability to ensure optimal growth of the transplanted tree. Without tree anchoring, the newly-formed fibrous roots would tear owing to trunk movements in windy conditions. The tree remains securely balanced when anchored.
A tree requires sufficient quantities of water, particularly in the first years after transplanting. The extent of the watering depends not only on climatic conditions, but also on the size and location of the tree. Opitz international also carries out the watering and care of the transplanted trees if required.
Further maintenance measures are carried out on a regular basis:
• Inspection of the anchoring
• Inspection for pest infestation
• Clearance of extraneous vegetation from the tree grates
Final works will be carried out following the successful growth of the tree. which includes removing the anchoring. If necessary, we carry out additional pruning and enlarge the tree grate.