Picture (left) is a freshly hardened off live oak root system with new roots top-to-bottom and all around the rootball. Not just hardened off; a solid root system from proper root pruning throughout the life of the tree assures it will establish faster and endure adverse weather better when replanted. Ask for our QRS Brochure and the RPG Tree Planting Cue Card for after planting care.
1. Receive annual Systematic Root Pruning.
2. Receives beneficial irrigation and fertilization.
3. Is hardened-off before shipping.
4. Extra care is taken to secure and package the root ball for shipment.
Root pruning accomplishes a number of things; provides a dense root ball of new roots when the live oak tree is dug for shipment and provides an overall healthier, stronger tree when transplanted. When you purchase a live oak from any tree nursery, you want to look for hardened off or cured tree roots that are growing outside of the burlap; roots should be visible from the top to the bottom and all the way around the root ball. Since 1990, Southern Pride Tree Farm, Inc. has practiced annual systematic root pruning on each tree in our nursery.
Systematic annual root pruning, proper watering, proper fertilization and extra care has been taken to provide you with the highest quality, healthiest overall live oak trees from our nursery.
Over watering, over fertilizing and /or improper root pruning will cause weak root systems and weaken live oak trees.
Our Quality Root System Guarantee is your assurance that many years of perfecting our root stimulation process, along with proper irrigation and fertilization, will give you live oak tree's that will transplant and become established in your landscape quicker.
Mature live oak tree digging and preparation in the Nursery for transport to the customer.
Here we are demonstrating packaging mature live oak trees in the Nursery for transport.
Watch how a large mature tree is wrapped and loaded onto a truck for transport.