Frequently Asked Questions
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What are your hours of operation?
- We are open Tuesday through Saturday; 8am to 4pm.
Does Chambersville Tree Farm plant and/or deliver trees?
- Yes we do! We can either deliver your trees to your house for you to plant or deliver and plant them for you. Delivery is based on your distance from the farm and is per delivery, not per tree. Planting varies by size of the container. For prices on planting, please scroll over the ”Availability” tab and click ”Price List” for current planting prices. Please call the office 972-837-4223 or email us for exact pricing for deliveries.
Does Chambersville Tree Farm remove trees?
- No we do not do any tree removal or stump grinding. We are not equipped to do so, but we can recommend a great local tree service to assist you in your tree removal.
Can we plant where an existing tree was removed?
You can plant where an existing tree was previously as long as the following are complete before planting.
- If tree was cut down, make sure the stump grinding is deep enough to plant back on top of the previous tree. We do recommend that the tree be at least some what decomposed, but that is not always possible. So deep stump grinding is needed. Please contact a Certified Arborist/tree removal service for more information.
- If the tree was pulled out roots and all, just make sure there are no soil born pathogens in that area that the new tree is going back into. Please consult a Certified Arborist/tree removal service for more information on soil and previous tree health.
Why is my live oak dropping a lot of leaves?
- This is normal around the first part of the year, we are seeing more drop this year (2012) than most other years, if you have a major concern contact your Certified Arborist or let us refer one for your area.
What are these holes in my trees!?!
If you are seeing these holes, you have probably been attacked by the Yellow Bellied Sap Sucker. These would be multiple holes close to each other, can be square in nature and tend to follow a close knit pattern. These wounds are not always lethal to the tree but the birds do eat away at the bark and cambuim layer which provide new growth. There is not much you can do about these birds as they are a protected migratory bird. They typically live in the northern Unites States and migrate South to warmer temps for the winter. I have heard many solutions; from hanging CD’S in you trees, to painting old wounds with molasses and coating with pepper, to hiring a witch doctor. Which one actually works? Please let me know. Honestly, the best thing you can do to prevent pests or problems is to properly water your trees, give them proper nutrition, and be vigilant to keep an eye on whats happening to the plants in you neighborhood. Diseases and pests would rather attack a weak tree than a healthy tree! If you notice a problem your not sure how to handle, contact your Certified Arborist for recommendations or treatment.
How much water does my tree need?
- As a general rule of thumb; A tree needs 10-15 gallons of water per diameter inch every 3-5 days to be adjusted with rain and drought. Transplanted trees require much more water than established landscape plants. If we have not had any rain lately, you cannot depend on your sprinklers to water your trees. Your Sprinkler System only waters the top 1-3 inches of your LAWN, they pay no attention to the deep watering needs of your trees. Trees preffer DEEP, INFREQUENT waterings to thrive. In a perfect world you would water 4-6 inches down into the soil, let it mostly dry and do it again. You would also never remove the “leaf litter” that creates an organic horizon. You can not be expected to do all the things a tree wants and not hear from the HOA. To find a happy medium contact your local Certified Arborist to evaluate your tree/landscape conditions. You might also consider purchasing a moisture meter, they are relatively inexpensive and easy to use. I need to say one more thing, just because you have planted a drought tolerant plant does not mean you don’t have to water it. They will need regular water their first 1-2 years then they can be weened off but will still require care and water in the future.
Please send us more questions. We would love to help you!