Building Green Communities with Tree Planting
Better Environments, Greener Living
The team here at Green Works Tree Care have a passion for horticulture and our unique native flora of Australia.
We love to get involved with community projects which make a better living environment, with the planting of trees and gardens throughout parkland. As well as maintaining the current growth of established trees and gardens, Green Works is also involved in the planting of new trees.
Much of our work for the local government has included street Tree Planting and community Tree Plantings, mainly in Logan Shire. We have supplied a number of different sizes and varieties of trees ranging from 300mm, 25L to 100ltr stock. We can also install protection to help younger plants or trees in areas with wildlife. Problems with vandalism or wildlife can prevent these trees from developing, but with proper protection these trees can be saved and allowed to flourish.
In broad terms plants need somewhere between 23 to 32mm of water each week to grow and look healthy. Regular watering is particularly important during the establishment period which generally for the first 12 weeks. If a tree is planted correctly, mulched and staked the survival rate of planted street and park trees is around 99%.
Unsure what to plant?
Your local authorities generally list the tree species suitable in your local area on their website. The site will generally give you details of how the tree grows, if the tree has destructive root systems, the final height of the tree, watering needs and much more. To see what is growing in your neighbourhood, take a walk a few blocks around your house. You might be amazed what is growing well in your local area.
Believe it or not, the largest factor affecting the establishment of trees in a commercial environment is vandalism. Green Works has over a decade of experience in planting street trees, shade trees in parklands, buffer plantings and revegetating degraded sites.
Sizes of plants matter
We plant anything from advanced 100 litre trees to tube stock sizes. Often plants growing in smaller pot sizes — such as tube stock — grow at a faster rate than trees planted in larger bag sizes. These smaller plants will reach a mature size a lot faster than the larger plants.
We frequently stake trees. If the tree comes from a nursery where good quality plants are grown, a tree should not necessary require staking. Larger tree stock are often staked to help a tree establish without being blown over in the wind.