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Landscape Matters: Fall 2015 Issue

The Davey Tree Expert Company provides residential and commercial tree service and landscape service throughout North America. Read our Flipbooks for helpful tips and information on proper tree and lawn care.

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In 1963, a best-selling chocolate bar cost a nickel, The Birds was a hit at the box office, and The Davey Tree Expert Company opened its wholesale/retail nursery in Wooster, Ohio. Since then, the operation has grown into a 325-acre shade and ornamental nursery featuring high-quality, premium, large-caliper trees. "A lot of growers only work with small container trees," says Branch Manager Rick Hanshaw. "It's uncommon to do what we do, which is specialize in two- inch, all the way up to nine-inch, caliper trees." For many commercial customers, it's those mature, THE PERFECT PICK WITH 90,000 TREES AND 130 DIFFERENT SPECIES FROM ASPEN THE DAVEY NURSERY HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. 1 SURVIVAL STORY … Trees are professionally grown, watered, pruned and harvested at the Nursery, which helps improve overall health and survivability. 2 WATER WAYS … The Nursery uses a drip-irrigation system on new trees all the way up until trees mature to about three years old. "This kind of irrigation waters the tree, of course," explains Hanshaw, "but it also forces the root system to stay within the tree row itself so we can capture more root system and ensure better survivability." 3 DIG THIS … Davey trees are dug up only when it's healthiest for them, which is in the spring and fall. 4 ON HARVESTING … "All of our trees are balled and burlapped," says Hanshaw, "which means they're dug up in spring or fall. When digging, we keep a ball of soil around tree roots, and then wrap and tie the tree in burlap to help decrease transplant shock and keep it intact." 5 ABOUT DELIVERY … Davey trees end up on Davey customer properties, of course, but also in the hands of builders, munici- palities, landscape architects and other landscapers. Learn more about the Davey Nursery. Visit davey.com/nursery

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