Noth­ing but qual­ity trees and ser­vice at Tree Sales nurs­ery

North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer - - NEWS -

WHILE the com­pany name is sim­ple, the busi­ness it­self is any­thing but, with Tree Sales own­ers Colin and San­dra Kramer know­ing just about ev­ery­thing you would ever need to know about trees.

Tree Sales is a spe­cialised whole­sale tree nurs­ery based in Baran­duda in North East Vic­to­ria with the Kramer’s fo­cus be­ing on sup­pling their clients with high- qual­ity trees.

“To pro­duce such qual­ity we have strin­gent pro­ce­dures in place through­out the nurs­ery for hy­giene, biose­cu­rity and meth­ods of pro­duc­tion,” Mr Kramer said.

“With more than 16 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in ar­bori­cul­ture en­com­pass­ing tree assess­ment re­ports and gen­eral tree main­te­nance, we iden­ti­fied that the ma­jor­ity of prob­lems our clients en­coun­tered could be at­trib­uted to poor nurs­ery prac­tices.

“Be­fore se­lect­ing qual­ity trees you need to se­lect a qual­ity nurs­ery,” he added.

Tree Sales fo­cuses on de­vel­op­ing trees that are self­sup­port­ing, not held up on stakes, have qual­ity, fi­brous root sys­tems, with all trees hav­ing one main dom­i­nant leader and that are for­ma­tively pruned with no bark in­clu­sions or co-dom­i­nants.

The nurs­ery’s trees are prop­a­gated on site with di­rect seed­ing into ei­ther 1.5 or 8 litre air prun­ing con­tain­ers, with no tube stock used dur­ing prop­a­ga­tion al­low­ing the main rad­i­cal (tap root) to travel down 200mm to 300mm so that fi­brous lat­eral roots can es­tab­lish.

As a re­sult, this de­vel­ops into sup­port­ing struc­tural roots for the tree.

Once the tree has es­tab­lished in the air prun­ing con­tainer it will then be pot­ted up into one of Tree Sales’ 40 litre to 45 litre air prun­ing pots and grown on to a qual­ity ad­vanced tree.

“Dur­ing the whole process from prop­a­ga­tion right through to the ad­vanced stage our trees are hard­ened off to local cli­matic con­di­tions in­clud­ing tem­per­a­tures rang­ing from mi­nus four de­grees to more than 44 de­grees,” Mr Kramer ex­plained.

“Trees that are ex­posed to dif­fer­ent uni­form stresses are, in most cases, more struc­turally sta­ble, vig­or­ous trees and will adapt well to most land­scape con­di­tions.

“All trees are true to type with good health and structure and ab­sent of any pest or dis­ease,” he said.

With the cou­ple both hold­ing Diplo­mas in Ar­bori­cul­ture and En­vi­ron­men­tal Sus­tain­abil­ity, it is easy to see why Tree Sales is lead­ing the way in pro­duc­ing qual­ity ad­vanced trees that are struc­turally sound and have ad­vanced air prun­ing pro­duc­tion meth­ods.

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