PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Here is your order of fruit and/or nut trees! Your trees have been carefully chosen for you and were in good condition when they left our nursery. Fruit and nut trees are not difficult to grow, but they do require care to become established in their new environment and as they grow to provide you with a bounty of fresh fruit and nuts. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS to insure that your trees will have the best start possible.
FOR BAREROOT TREES:
Remove the trees from their packing and wet the roots. They are packed in moist packing material to keep their roots moist during shipping. Inspect the trees for damage (such as freezing, drying or breakage). If there are ANY problems with shipping, WE MUST HEAR FROM YOU WITHIN 3 DAYS OF RECEIPT OF THE TREES by writing or phone. (606-965-2228). We will not accept any claims after this period for shipping damage.
It is best to plant trees as quickly as possible, when soil is fairly dry and workable. Trees are packed with moist material around the roots and can be held for up to 2 days in a cool location so long it is above freezing. If conditions are not favorable for planting the trees then must be planted (or heeled in) a temporary location till planting is permitted.
Holes for trees should be large enough so the roots are covered and not bent in an unnatural position. Cover the roots with the soil that was removed from the hole to prevent any type of water standing conditions and tamp gently add water to fill the hole to avoid any air pockets and then complete filling the hole with soil leaving a small mound. Annual mulch will protect the roots as the soil later settles in the planting hole. Trees should be set at the same depth they were growing in the nursery, with the root crown slightly below the surface of the ground and can be planted 1 to 2 inches deeper. The root crown is where the root meets the trunk of the tree.
The first year trees are planted most of the growth takes place in the root system. Most trees can be very heavy nutrient feeders and it is under good fertility levels that the trees make the most vigorous growth and produce their best crops. Young trees should also be protected from livestock, rabbits, deer, and those nasty weed trimmers.
We have and sell Tree Pro Tree Protectors and the Tree Pro Grow System. Four Important things to remember in planting trees are (1) Site; well-drained, deep and fertile soil, proper pH level; (2) Watering; at least once every two weeks 1-2 gallons during dry periods do not over water as it will cause trees to die . (3) Mulching for weed suppression and moisture conservation. (No fertilizer of any type for the first year) (4) Remove any root sprouts that grow up from the roots or trunk of the tree below the graft / budded or cloned area.
FOR POTTED STOCK:
Potted trees picked up here at the nursery can be planted year-round but make sure to water frequently to prevent shock if planted in the summer. Fall is the best time to plant trees and winter planting is fine for the milder southern states. Follow the same instructions for fertilizer and care as above since their roots are already established with in their root-ball. No fertilizer in the holes.
Certain fruit and nut trees require a pollinator (a different variety) in order to produce fruit. These trees are grafted chestnuts, seedling chestnuts (any 2 seedlings will cross-pollinate each other), Heartnuts, pecans, almonds, walnuts, and persimmons. Most other varieties of fruit and nut trees are not self-pollinating and will do better with another variety for cross-pollination.
England's Orchard and Nursery cannot be held responsible for cultural conditions that are beyond our control. However if the tree(s) do not brake dormancy they will be replaced at no charge and if the tree should die with in a (7) Seven Month period of purchase the tree(s) will be replaced at a 50% replacement rate plus the cost of shipping and handling. No replacement will be given after this period. Warranty of tree(s) only applies to a one time replacement of the trees that do not leaf out the second time. Note Persimmons and Jujube trees must be given at least till July of the year ordered to break dormancy. Pawpaws should be watered with an acidic solution, (Beer or vinegar one pint to a 5-gallon bucket of water) once a month throughout the summer in addition to normal watering. Pawpaws and persimmons require a pH of 5.0 to 6.5.
Please be advised due to the resent Droughts and sudden freezes of drop in temperature to below freezing and after trees are leafed out we cannot be responsible for climatic changes and damages the trees may suffer severely. Damages caused due to drought and sustained periods of freezing will be the owner's responsibilities. Please take necessary precautions to prevent such damages.
If for some reason we are out of something due to a shortage in stock, or an error that we have made, we will ship a substitution variety of the same species or similar to the species ordered. We will work with all customers on a one-to-one basis to insure customer satisfaction. Please no fertilizing of trees that have been shipped bare root for a period of one year after planting.
England's Orchard and Nursery / phone 606-965 2228
Thank You Kum England Good growing 606 965 2228 (606-493 8239)
England's Orchard and Nursery
2338 KY. Highway 2004
McKee, KY. 40447
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