Our Trees

Our Philosophy on Growing Trees

GROWING TREES FOR A CHANGING CLIMATE


WIND ACTION ON TREES

We recognize we must nurture the growth of a more adapted tree in response to our rapid climatic changes.  Trees and shrubs will have to withstand more severe wind events and more extreme variability of  weather.  Our efforts include allowing trees to  respond to wind load and stimuli by not staking our tree stock.  Yes, you guessed it.  The trees aren’t perfectly straight but are much stronger and ready for an uncertain windy future. To see the full story see our wind on trees story.

GROWING STRONGER TREES

Mycorrhizal Soil inoculation

All of our stock – trees, shrubs, vines and wildflowers are inoculated with natural soil fungi.  Natural symbiotic relationships occur between both plant and fungi where both prosper and live in harmony without use of fertilizers.  Plants become hardier and more prepared for our variable and changing climate.  To see the full story see our fungi article.

Air pruning

This is the latest science and technology.  See our upcoming article.

GROWING DIVERSIFIED TREES

Assisted tree migration program

We have launched our program and have increased our diversity of seed collection, especially southern sites.  We will now be able to offer blended provenances for species.  With every passing season, we will expand our seed collection sites to offer maximum genetic diversity.  To see the full story see our assisted tree migration articles.