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Supplying trees to streets, reserves, schools, homes and other worthy projects is a cool and eco-friendly business to be in. We, and you as customers, do our bit to help cleanse the atmosphere through carbon sequestration. Might we also mention the aesthetics of New Zealand’s amazing native biodiversity to which we contribute through sustainable development? Nevertheless, we have been using too many non-biodegradable woven bags.

takana native trees are progressively embracing the best practice, and also more expensive and labour intense, system of hessian wrap on as many of our trees as we can. We now grow more trees in-ground (as Ardmore and Beaumonts have long done), and for which our Matakana climate and peat soils are ideally suited.

When you plant, leave the hessian wrap on to feed the soil but ensure the ties round the trunks are released and freed up.

We have also commenced the use of PROPOTS as per Leafland’s description. These were formerly called Side-Slot Pots (SSPs) but in the interests of maintaining a simple and consistent industry reference standard we now also refer to these as ProPots. ProPots have slotted sides which allow air to reach the roots, naturally restraining them while promoting good fibrous root growth which is devoid of the strangling that can otherwise occur in containers. Once grown in the ProPot, we tap the tree out, and wrap it in ecologically beneficial hessian for shipment. The root balls have consistent size and shape, with flat bottoms to allow trees to stand upright in transit, and on site for many weeks. The ProPots are then recycled for your next trees.

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