Planting a tree from a seed pod is a delicate process and depends on the species of the tree; most seed pods require either scarification or stratification in order for germination to take place. Germination of tree seed pods happens in nature only under particular circumstances. The key to artificial germination is to recreate those circumstances.Know More
Propagation of trees is accomplished through grafting or germinating seed pods. Seed propagation is difficult but not impossible. Most seed pods require one of two processes to germinate: scarification or stratification.
Scarification is required for most hard coated seeds, such as the persimmon. They have a hard outer shell that must be broken down before germination can occur.
Stratification is the storage of a seed pod in a specific medium at a set temperature for a period of dormancy. This is required for trees such as walnut and hickory. Pecan, Oak and Sycamore do not need any germination treatment before planting.Learn More
Looking at a tree's fruit is one of the easiest ways to identify the species to which it belongs. Trees that bear apples, pears, peaches, cherries, plums, figs and citrus fruits are unmistakable.Full Answer >
Dwarf spruce trees can be planted about 4 feet from the home, while larger spruce trees should be planted 14 to 20 feet from the home, depending on the species. The adult size of the tree can be used to determine where to plant the trees.Full Answer >
In order to water a tree, you must obtain a proper amount of water, depending on the tree size, and pour it onto the base of the tree, making sure the roots absorb the water. The soil around the tree should be moist but not soggy.Full Answer >
Young cherry trees should be kept pruned such that they resemble a vase in order to distribute light and rainwater evenly, older trees require more substantial pruning to remove dead and diseased elements. It is a difficult task which requires sterile pruning shears, a ladder, and protective gardening gloves.Full Answer >