Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Red Oaks Are Coming!


The Chisos Red Oak, a New Mexico Native tree, and the Texas Red Oak will be featured as our November trees of the month. Be sure to check our Blog during November to learn more about their landscaping qualities. More importantly visit the nursery in November to enjoy their fabulous fall foliage which can be in tones of red, maroon, sometimes orange and yellowish. Additionally, as our featured tree of the month receive a discount on their purchase!

Each of our Red Oaks is propagated from acorns we’ve collected from specimens with strong characters. This makes each of these trees unique in their features, much like members of your family are different. The photo below shows Texas Red Oak leaves taken from different trees. They differ in leaf color, leaf margins, size and form.


Don’t miss our Red Oaks, the November trees of the month!!!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

It’s Autumn, Look to the Ground!


There is a lot to see at ground level this time of year!
While at the nursery or walking around your yard observe what’s happening at ground level!

Of course there’s mulch…


But also Acorns (English Columnar and Chinquapin OaksBelow),


samaras (Shantung Maple),


and various seed pods (Mimosa and Popcorn Trees Below) are falling to the ground…


Leaves in a rainbow of colors are accumulating..
Soapberry


Chinese Pistache


Cottonwood


Desert Willow


New Mexico Alder


Gambel Oak


Popcorn Tree


Sumac


Mulberry


Flowering Pear


These all return life and / or nutrients to the soil. Let them accumulate, decompose, build your soil, and feed your landscape….

If you need to move them, place them in your garden space or under your landscaping trees and shrubs or compost them.

Don’t Burn, Bag, or Haul them away as they return vitality to your soil…….

Photos and Narrative by:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist

Gallery of Color


Treat yourself to our gallery of color!  Our Display Yard is bursting with the full spectrum of fall foliage colors, a feast for your eyes!


We have shades of red,

 
Oranges,


Yellows

 
Greens


Mixed Colors


Visit the Nursery and stimulate your senses today.

Look for our Sign!
We are located on Highway 47 in Los Lunas, 4 miles south of the Albertsons – BIG 5 shopping center.


Oh, and we're having a sale! So stop by, check out the colors, and maybe find a color you need for your landscape!

Photos and Narrative by:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist

Visit our Nursery During October and Save!!!!!


Look for our Sign on Highway 47 in Los Lunas!
We are located 4 miles south of the Albertsons – BIG 5 shopping center.

 
Come in and enjoy all the fall colors and Save $$$$$ during October on all your planting needs!
 

Save up to 50% on Trees and Shrubs!

Cacti and Fruit Trees discounted 10%

Soil Secrets Products discounted 10%


Need a tree or shrub for your home or business?

It’s an ideal time to plant, no to minimal water stress!

Not sure what will fit or space or meet your needs? The staff at Trees That Please Nursery can help you your decision based upon your requirements of space, shade, and root systems.

Come in and save on Soil Secret Products like: Earth Magic, Protein Crumblies, Compost, and Worm Castings!

Contact Trees That Please Nursery for more information.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Have you met Zia?


Zia takes her job as greeter seriously and like the staff at Trees That Please Nursery, Zia is always glad to see you! Stop by and see us and Zia next time you’re in Los Lunas! Ask us your landscaping and gardening questions, check out our inventory, and save up to 50% during October with our annual sale.


Zia will be here to greet you and she will probably ask you to throw a ball, a Frisbee, or some other toy while you walk amongst the trees…

See you at the nursery!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Trees That Please Nursery October Sale!!!!!


Save $$$$$ during October on all your planting needs!
 
Save up to 50% on Trees and Shrubs!

Cacti discounted 10%

Fruit Tree discounted 10%

Soil Secrets Products discounted 10%

Contact Trees That Please Nursery for more information.
 
We are located  on Highway 47 in Los Lunas, NM, 4 miles south of the Albertsons - BIG 5 shopping center, at the base of Tome Hill.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Trees That Please Nursery Annual October Sale!!!!!


Don’t miss our annual October Sale!

Save up to 50% on Trees and Shrubs!

The cooler weather has arrived and it’s an ideal time to plant?

Looking for that perfect tree or shrub for your home or business?

October is your month, not only for planting but to get some great deals on Shade Trees, Oak Trees, Fruit Trees, Ornamentals, Cacti, and Perennials at Trees That Please Nursery!

Do you need to feed and fertilize your landscape?
Come in and save on Soil Secret Products like: Earth Magic, Protein Crumblies, Compost, and Worm Castings!

Contact Trees That Please Nursery for more information.

October Tree of the Month: Gambel Oak


Gambel Oak (Quercus gambelii) is a common New Mexico Native tree found at both higher and lower elevations of the local mountains. Gambel Oak is also called scrub oak, white oak, occasionally picnic area oak.


There are two Gambel Oak variants: one produces true single trunk type trees,
 

the other produces colonies via root sprouts. Root sprouts start out small

 
but eventually may cover entire hillsides. The colony producing types can form groves or thickets (mottes) covering large areas.
 
 
These may be clones of only one genotype.  Clonal type trees are usually shorter and thinner than single trunk types. The colony producing types are useful for production of wildlife areas.
 

Single trunk types can reach 30’ tall and 25’ – 30’ wide or more,


sometimes much , much larger.
 

Gambel Oaks have deep tap roots. After forest fires, Gambel Oak can quickly re-establish itself from root spouts.

Gambel Oaks produces acorns which are a valuable food for wildlife like Pinon jays and squirrels. They are bitter to our taste so are not considered edible.
 

Leaves have the classic oak tree lobes.

 
Fall leaf color ranges from yellow to orangish, sometimes red.


Gambel Oak is best grown in full sun on well-drained soils but they will also tolerate slower draining clay soils, however, growth rate may be reduced.  This oak is best grown with low to regular water and becomes drought tolerant after establishment. Gambel Oaks are long lived trees and are hardy to USDA zone 3. Gambel Oaks make great shade or specimen trees for your landscape. They typically grow 8" - 18" annually. Because of their deep roots they can be planted closer to structures like walls, sidewalks, and even the house than other trees like surface rooted cottonwoods or mulberry.
 
 

Contact Trees That Please Nursery for availability and pricing.

Photos & Narrative By:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Giant Sequoia


The Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) is also known as the Giant Redwood, Sierra Redwood, and Wellingtonia. During the Jurassic Period (135 to 180 million years ago) and Cretaceous Periods (35 to 70 million years ago) Giant Sequoias were the dominant tree in Europe and North America. Today Giant Sequoias grow wild only on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. This area is characterized by dry summers and snowy winters and deep soil moisture. Giant Sequoia is related to the Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) and the Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides).


Giant Sequoias are amongst the world’s largest trees. Trees have been measured at 311 ft. in height and 56 ft. in width. The oldest known Giant Sequoia was estimated to be 3,500 years old by counting its rings.


Giant Sequoia is propagated from seeds produced in cones. Young trees start to produce cones when 12 years or older. Young trees are tall and conically shaped with an almost ideal Christmas tree shape. Giant Sequoia’s make a nice living Christmas tree that can be planted out in the yard and decorated during future holiday seasons.


The leaves of the Giant Sequoia are evergreen and scale-like, so it may be useful as a screen or visual barrier.

 
If you're looking for something different to add to your landscape and water is not limiting, try the Giant Sequoia!

Giant Sequoia requires regular water for growth and are not a xeric tree. Given regular water it can add 1’ – 1.5’ in height annually. The Giant Sequoia is best grown in full or part sun, with regular water. It is hardy to USDA zone 5.

Contact Trees That Please Nursery for availability and pricing.

Photos & Narrative By:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist