1. How do I qualify to purchase and plant trees sold by the Texas Trees Foundation?
2. When is the best time to plant containerized trees?
3. Will the Texas Trees Foundation deliver and plant the trees?
4. Are there larger trees available?
5. Are there volunteer opportunities available?
6. Does the Texas Trees Foundation assist with landscaping?
7. Which is the best way to water newly planted trees?
8. How does a 10 gallon tree compare to a 20 gallon tree?
1. How do I qualify to purchase and plant trees sold by the Texas Trees Foundation? All trees purchased from the TTF are planted on public property. Qualified recipients of the trees are neighborhood associations, churches, schools, non-profit organizations, and municipalities and individuals. Trees may also be purchased for mitigation by developers as long as the trees are planted on public property or donated to the municipality.
2. When is the best time to plant containerized trees? Since the tree is planted with its original root structure it can be planted any time of year so long as the tree is properly planted and irrigated.
3. Will the Texas Trees Foundation deliver and plant the trees? Yes, for a nominal charge your trees can be professionally delivered and planted. Planting prices are determined by the size of trees and delivery is charged by the one-way mile. Mulch is included in the planting price.
4. Are there larger trees available? The Texas Trees Foundation specializes in 10 and 20 gallon trees, but has a limited quantity of larger trees from 30 gallon and up. Please contact us for pricing.
5. Are there volunteer opportunities available? Yes, we are always looking for volunteers to help at the urban tree farms with planting, transplanting, pruning, weeding, and any other maintenance. Volunteer days vary. For more information contact Jeff Bradshaw (972) 679-3464 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
6. Does the Texas Trees Foundation assist with landscaping? As a service to its customers, the TTF can assist with tree placement and species selection.
7. Which is the best way to water newly planted trees? The first two years the tree is in the ground are the most crucial to the overall health of the tree, therefore, an irrigation plan must be decided on prior to purchase. The best and most efficient method of watering is with a drip irrigation system.
8. How does a 10 gallon tree compare to a 20 gallon tree? The 10 gallon trees measure about 1”-1.5 ” in caliper and the 20 gallon trees are about 1″ – 2” in caliper. Heights will also vary in the different sizes, depending on the species. Planting a larger size tree isn’t always the best decision as younger trees will adapt quicker and grow faster in the short term than a larger tree that must adapt to its conditions. Also, the younger trees will cost considerably less.