Landscape Architecture Australia
Tomorrow’s trees today: Super Advanced Trees
For gardens and landscapes where the benefits of fully grown trees are a priority, Super Advanced Trees offer a straightforward and effective solution.
As Australia’s largest supplier of Super Advanced Trees, Established Tree Transplanters (ETT) has learnt what the key markets are after and how to ensure that the best quality trees are available.
Today’s landscape and garden sectors require advanced, healthy trees that facilitate their design needs quickly. While Super Advanced Trees might not be as cheap as smaller trees, it’s hard to put a value on a tree when you don’t want to wait for it to grow. ETT’s Matt Davis says clients don’t want to wait 10 years for a two-metre tree to grow to six metres.
“We do all the growing work for them – basically, we are giving them tomorrow’s trees today,” he says.
ETT’s range of Super Advanced Trees includes oaks, elms, magnolias and liquid ambers, as well as a selection of native legacy trees such as spotted gums and species of Angophora.
A common misconception about growing larger trees is that they are harder to grow. Davis says this is not, in fact, the case – the same principles are used for maintaining any tree, but for larger trees, they simply apply on a larger scale. The real challenge with Super Advanced Trees, according to Davis, is the moving of a tree from the nursery to its new site. ETT specializes in this service and understands that with the proper transplanting equipment and knowledge, a tree can be easily transplanted without suffering much stress.
Davis says the important thing for clients to do before their Super Advanced Trees are delivered is to make sure that the site is well prepared by digging “wok-shaped” holes into well-balanced soil. Once the trees are in place, he says, it’s best to wait for them to re-establish themselves in their new environment before adding in understorey competition.