When is the Best Time to Plant a Tree?

One of the most frequently asked questions that we get is when is the best time to plant a tree? The best time to plant a tree depends on your climate. Generally, the best time to plant a tree is in the late spring or fall, when the weather is more relaxed, and the ground is still moist, which gives the tree time to establish its roots before the hot, dry weather of summer or the ground freezes in the winter. In either case, be sure to water the tree regularly, especially during the first few months after planting.

At The Gifted Tree, we know how special each one of our trees is. The planted trees are looked after and given every opportunity to grow and flourish for generations; hundreds of years to come. We follow a simple but important recipe to help ensure the success of our trees.

The Recipe for Planting a Tree Success

  • Choose a tree that is suited to your climate and growing conditions.
  • Plant the tree in a sunny spot with well-drained soil.
  • Water the tree deeply and regularly, especially during the first few months after planting.
  • Mulch around the tree to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  • Fertilize the tree according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Prune the tree as needed to maintain its shape and health.

The Gifted Tree works with partners who focus on planting where the greatest reforestation needs exist. Our trees have been pre-started in nurseries, using seeds collected from the region where the trees will ultimately be planted. After a year or two in the nursery, the tree saplings, which at this point are from one to two feet tall, are shipped back to the forest for planting in locations of your choosing. Growing tree saplings in a nursery

At The Gifted Tree, the species of memorial trees planted range from Oak to Eucalyptus, from fruit and nut bearing trees to large-growing fir trees.  The exact species depends on the specific needs of each region of habitat being reforested. Our expert tree planting partners know the best trees to ensure long-term survivability and bring the greatest overall benefit to the region.We won’t and do not give options for species of trees that will not thrive in a given area. The forest, state, or country will be noted on the tribute’s tree planting certificate. Your recipient will thus know the general location of their tree planting, and information is included on how they can learn more about the tree planting project as well as receive a link to virtually view the general area of planting.

Best Occasions for a Gifted Tree

Wedding Couple with mountains in the backgroundMost gift tree purchases revolve around special occasions.  Our celebration tree packages are ideal for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, births, retirement and Valentine’s gifts, giving loved ones, friends, and family something happy and memorable to commemorate a milestone event. We even plant trees to recognize a job well done by a teacher or someone at work. The possibilities are endless.

Often, people aren’t sure what to say or do to express condolences accurately for losing a loved one.  A memorial gift tree has proven to help people down the long, painful road of recovery. The idea that a living memorial has been planted in memory of the one lost, is powerful and comforting, and your gift will always be remembered.  

Remember that not all significant losses in our life are from the passing of humans. Pets can be just as important to us and are every bit of a family member as many people are.  Pet loss trees are a sensitive and special way to tell your loved one or friend that you care and are thinking of them.

It doesn’t matter for the gift tree you are purchasing or where you want it planted. Your new tree will thrive for many years with the proper care our non-profit partners provide. Call our customer care  professionals today at 800-984-2101 or visit our homepage to get your order started today!


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