Crumblies® is nature’s best source of nutritional calories for feeding the
soil. Derived from selected vegetable proteins, Soil Secrets has selected this
product for the best ratios of amino acids that can provide the highest protein
efficiency value possible. The protein also provides a source of slow release
Nitrogen that can be used by both plants and soil microorganisms. Trees
That Please Nursery uses Protein Crumblies® as part of its plant feeding (fertilization)
program twice annually at both the Retail Nursery and Arboretum.
Soil Secrets produce los productos de Humus Earth Magic®,también conocido como Commercial
Grade TerraPro® y Agricultural Grade TerraPro®.
Estos productos están
disponibles en línea a través de Trees That Please. Haga clic en el
siguiente enlace para revisar y compre estosproductos. http://treesthatplease.org/plant-soil-food/ Los productos de Humus como el Earth Magic® (Commercial
Grade TerraPro®) y Agricultural Grade TerraPro® puede ayudar a mejorar la tierra en diferentes maneras como: Mejora la absorción de nutrients Mejora la estructura de la tierra y el desarrollo
de las raíces Aumenta actividad microbio de la tierra Aumenta los rendimientos de los cultivos Promueve otros cultivos más sanos,aumentando la absorción de los nutrients Mejorar la fertilidad de la tierra Para aprender más sobre
estos productos, visite la página de internet de Soil
Secrets http://soilsecrets.com/ Narrativo de: Yesenia Hernandez
products like Earth Magic® (Commercial Grade TerraPro®) and Agricultural Grade
TerraPro® can help improve your soil several different ways including: Improves
the uptake of nutrientsImproves
soil structure and root developmentIncreases
soil microbe activityIncreases
fertilizers, thereby reducing runoffPromotes
healthier crops, by increasing nutrient uptakeImproves
drought tolerance, by retaining water in the soilImprove
soils damaged by: Crude Oils, Salts and Mine Tailings To learn more about these unique humus products
visit the Soil Secrets website at: http://soilsecrets.com/
(Commercial Grade TerraPro) is a unique concentrated humus product that
contains a broad spectrum of beneficial mycorrhizae fungi and soil enzymes
along with a high percentage of Humic Acids. The formulation of Humic Acids in
this product is guaranteed to have unique biological and chemical
characteristics that will provide exceptional benefits to any soil. The
objective of this product is to fortify the soil with the best humic acid
product possible at the highest concentration possible; because they are
powerful biologics that can jump start the life of your soil. In addition, a
full blend of both Endo (VAM) and Ecto type mycorrhizal spores are included in
Commercial Grade TerraPro at a spore count of 50,000 spores per 1000 sq. ft. if
used at label rate.
Consider an Oak Tree for that someone special. Oak trees
are long-lived so your gift will be remembered and cherished for many years.
New Mexico is home to numerous native oak tree species. Some are fast growing,
up to 4’ per year, while others are slow, maybe 12” per season.
Amongst the New Mexico Native oaks are evergreens
including the Gray Oak which can reach 40’-45’ tall and wide.
Looking for color? Consider the Chisos Red Oak, fast
growing, with a mature canopy of up to 35’-40’ tall and wide. The Chisos Red
Oak produces a magnificent red-maroon fall color which is a rare find amongst
native New Mexico tree species.
Trees That Please Nursery has discounted all our Oak Trees 25%.
For example, our 5 gallon Oaks are regularly $39 but with a 25% discount they
are only $29.25 before taxes which makes them a very affordable gift. Larger
Oaks in 15 gallon containers or Root Control Bags are also available and
A partial listing of the Oaks we propagate include:
The Desert Christmas Cholla (Cylindropuntia leptocaulis)
produces small fruits which turn red or red-orange during winter, typically in
December. To some these colored fruits resemble small Christmas ornaments.
The Desert Christmas Cholla, a New Mexico Native, has
slender stems and grows to about 2’ to 3’ tall and wide. This cholla is best grown
in full sun on well-drained soils with only occasional watering. It produces
cream colored flowers and is Hardy to USDA zone 6.
Trees That Please Nursery propagates the Desert Christmas
Cholla and has them available in 1 or 5 gallon containers. The Desert Christmas
Cholla makes a great Christmas Gift and
addition to the low water – low maintenance landscape.
Photos and Narrative By:
Staff Plant Physiologist
for but can’t find that perfect Christmas or Birthday gift for your friend who
loves to garden or work in the yard? Why
not consider a Gift Certificate from Trees That Please Nursery? A Gift Certificate allows
that special someone to choose their own gift – so you can’t go wrong here, and
the gift is sure to be appreciated and needed! Come
by the Nursery and get your Gift Certificate Today! Store Hours: Sunday 11
– Saturday 9 – 4:30
Trees That Please Nursery cuenta con varios árboles de Navidad incluyendoel Black Hills Spruce. El Black
Hills Spruce es una gran opción ya que tiene la forma del árbol perfecto para
puede tener adentro de su casa durante las fiestas navidenas! Despues de las
fiestas plante su arbol afuera permanentrmente y disfrutar por muchos años! ! Lo puede decorar y
disfrutar cada temporada navidena. El Black Hills Spruce puede crecer unos 30-40
pies de altura y de 20-25 pies de ancho.Requiere
que los riegue regularmente para el major crecimiento. Póngase en contacto conTrees That Please Nursery, para
más información y precios. Narrativo de: Yesenia Hernandez
Another benefit, but not the only benefit of the mycorrhizal fungi
No Till relationship is that of 'Humic Recalcitrant Carbon Molecule' production
in the soil. That's the stuff that's black in color and which gives a top
soil its characteristic darker color. It's also the stuff that by bad
habit the entire industry generically calls humic acids.
The term humic acid (or acids) does not describe specific molecular
structures and the term does not follow the rules of chemistry
nomenclature. However since our State Regulatory offices use this old fashion
term and have very vague methods of measuring the stuff, we are stuck with
using the term for now. When Nature builds these amazing
carbon molecules, or you supplement them by adding soil conditioners such as
TerraPro by Soil Secrets, the molecules involved play a huge role in building
macro-aggregate structure. This is caused by the polarity value of
the molecules causing a 'mechanism of action' (MOA)…
The concept of no-till is to favor the proliferation of
mycorrhizal fungal roots on the roots of the crop. The mycorrhizae
produce a vast network of fungus roots called hyphae that are microscopic,
however they are of critical importance in holding the soil structure together
in what we call macro-aggregate structure.They are also responsible for many other benefits to the host
plant, but for now let’s stick to the soil structure benefit. The slide below
shows this soil fungal hyphae relationship.
When we plow or till soil we clobber this relationship, making it
difficult for mycorrhizal fungi to perpetuate in an agricultural setting for
very long, resulting in most agriculture crops not being mycorrhizal.
This includes organic farms as well! Beyond the physical characteristic of the fungal hyphae gluing the
soil macro-aggregate structure together, the hyphae also contain huge amounts
of Nitrogen, which potentially is the single largest contributor of that
element to the Soil Foo…
Why not decorate a
Living Christmas Tree this Holiday Season? Buy a potted Pine or Spruce for your
holiday tree this season and enjoy it's wonderful scent! Then after the
holidays plant your tree permanently outside and enjoy it for years to come. It
can be decorated outdoors each holiday season so you'll get seasonal enjoyment
every year! The Nursery has
several Christmas tree varieties available including: Austrian Black Pines, Bosnian Pine, Scotch
Pine, Colorado Blue Spruce, and Black Hills Spruce.
sizes are available also so there is probably one that will fit your space.... Care is simple!
Basically keep your potted Christmas tree watered while in the drying home
environment. After the Holidays remember to re-acclimate your tree to the cold
outdoor temperatures before permanently planting. This is a requirement to help
your trees survival outdoors because if the tree was inside for an extended
time, like 2-3 weeks, it may come out of dormancy and resume…
Chisos Red Oak, a native to New Mexico, makes a great landscaping specimen, and
are hardy enough for our frigid winter temperatures. The
Chisos Red Oak is a fast growing tree with a canopy of up to 30’-35’ tall and
25’-30’ wide. It can grow as much as 4’ per season and has deep roots so can be
placed fairly close to structures like sidewalks, driveways, walls, or even
your home. Leaves turn a brilliant red-maroon in fall. Leaves usually remain on
the trees into spring sporting a chocolate brown color. The photo below shows
Chisos Red Oak foliage on a frigid 17 degree morning with heavy frost!
That Please Nursery grows the Chisos Red Oak from acorns collected from wild
populations. We have them available in 5 and 15 gallon container sizes ready
for late fall and winter planting. Photos & Narrative By: Stephen
Sain Staff Plant Physiologist
New Mexico and Texas have been in drought the last several years collecting
acorns from wild tree populations has been tough. Trees have not produced
acorns or produce very few during seasons of drought. This year, to collect
Vasey Oak acorns necessitated traveling to the Texas Hill Country. We found
Vasey Oaks growing up the sides of dry arroyos. Outside of these arroyos the
surrounding land appeared to be desert or mesa. Acorns were found in abundance
on these trees.
pungens var. vaseyana) is a New Mexico native tree that can be found
growing in the area near Carlsbad, New Mexico. Vasey Oak grows as a tree to 25’
- 40’ tall and wide
or can sometimes form thickets.
Vasey Oak may be an
evergreen or semievergreen tree. It’s leaves are glossy green.
The bark of
Vasey Oak is unusual in that it is produced in scale-like vertical blocks.
That Please Nursery grows Vasey Oaks starting with collected acorns that are germinated and grown over winter in our greenhouse.…
We are currently updating the Trees That Please
Nursery Website adding the ability to offer online sales. We will begin by
offering the Products of Soil Secrets including Earth Magic, TerraPro, Protein
Crumblies, and TTP Compost. Trees That Please Nursery and the Arboretum Tome
use these products exclusively to feed all our trees, shrubs, perennials, and
house plants. We will send out further updates as the Online Sales portion of our website becomes
functional. We also hope to offer bare-root fruit trees and
bare-root oak trees as a seasonal online product to the nursery website. Please visit our website at: http://treesthatplease.org/
Select Products tab, then Plant &
Soil Food Products to check for online sales of Soil Secrets Products. Photos & Narrative By: Steve Sain Staff Plant Physiologist
During winter we
devote a large portion of Greenhouse #1 to native tree seed germination. We
travel the state and into Texas searching wild tree populations for seed.
Ideally we look for tree species growing in isolation so that hybridization is
minimized. We carefully collect, tag, preserve, and transport seed back to the
nursery for planting. In some cases we are unable to plant immediately so then
we refrigerate the seed until use. Depending upon seed size we then plant one
or two seeds per cell. Seed may take one to three months to germinate depending
upon variety. The tray in the photo shows Vasey Oak tree seedlings about
one month after planting.
Seedlings spend the
winter months in the greenhouse then in spring we move them to the Arboretum
Tome for further growth and development. They usually spend two to four years
at the Arboretum where they are transferred first to one gallon containers then
five gallon containers and sometimes into 15 gallon containers. They then
return to …
The Chisos Red Oak (Quercus gravesii) is New Mexico's only native red oak tree species. This oak can reach 30' - 35' tall and wide. It has a deep tap root and annual growth up to 4 feet. The Chisos Red Oak most commonly has red-maroon fall color but some trees produce yellow or orange foliage in autumn. The Chisos Red Oak retains its leaves through winter after fall color is lost. These chocolate brown leaves remain on the tree usually until spring growth resumes with new leaves. The Chisos Red Oak makes a great addition to your home or business landscape.
The photo above shows a Chisos Red Oak seedling weathering the first snow of the season in Los Lunas, NM!
Trees That Please Nursery can deliver and plant your Chisos Red Oak just contact the store for details!
Photos & Narrative By:
Staff Plant Physiologist
The first killing frosts have
come and ended the growing season but memories of an orangish-gold tomato
persist. The Golden Jubilee Tomato is a tasty treat that adds a splash of color
to your salad, sandwich, or snack.
Golden Jubilee Tomatoes have a
mild flavor and are low in acid for those with sensitive stomachs. It produces
a medium size fruit and has the indeterminate growth habit, meaning it will
continue to produce until frost. If you have not tried a Golden
Jubilee Tomato put it on your spring planting list. Trees That Please Nursery
has these colorful gems available each spring planting season. Photos & Narrative By: Stephen Sain Staff Plant Physiologist
Our New Mexico and Texas Redwoods have produced male flowers this season for
the first time since planting. Both of these redwood varieties were seed
planted about 20 years ago. The original seed source for our New Mexico Redwood
was a specimen found growing in the Gila wilderness. This tree has produced
female flowers (cones) for 4-5 years
but without a pollen source no viable seed is produced (cones are sterile). The
male flowers, produced in abundance this season hang in clusters. Individual flowers are still closed at this time (October) so are not shedding pollen (see photo below). We
are very excited about the potential to produce this rare tree, a New Mexico
Native, from seed in the coming years.
New Mexico Redwood, (Taxodium mucronatum var. neomexicana)
is a fast growing deciduous tree. Native to New Mexico, few specimens survive
in the wild. As a riparian tree, with deep roots, the New Mexico Redwood is
best grown with ample water. It is not drought tolerant. The N…
The Albuquerque Bonsai Club had a field trip to The
Arboretum Tomé on Saturday October 19th to view the grounds and look
for Bonsai plant specimens.
The Club had access to all tree specimens grown at
the Arboretum. Many of these are in one gallon containers a good size to start
your Bonsai. The Arboretum serves as the production nursery for Trees That
Please Nursery so has a great variety of tree species available. The group
asked lots of questions and were able to roam the Arboretum grounds. For more information about the Albuquerque Bonsai Club visit their
website at: http://www.abqbonsaiclub.com/ Anyone interested in Bonsai is welcome to join the Albuquerque
Bonsai Club. Membership dues are $24.00 per year for
individuals or families starting in January. The benefits of membership in the Albuquerque
Bonsai Club include: §Monthly meetings, where members meet to share
their interest in and knowledge of Bonsai. Open to the public. §Seminars and Workshops. The Albuquerque Bonsai
Club or its…
The Arboretum serves as a living laboratory and is
available for school field trips, students, home gardeners, researchers, and
individuals. The Arboretum is a great place to observe mature native trees, to
study, to be inspired, or to see the great variety of native landscaping trees
the southwest has to offer. If you're in the area, call us, for access! During Fall, The Arboretum Tomé, presents a great
variety of colorful fall foliage,
a visual sensation for the eyes!
Arboretum Tomé is a collection of trees endemic to the desert Southwest. The
collection includes a huge collection of Oak trees, the genus Quercus,
along with Redwoods, Giant Timber Bamboo, and Maples, including a Western
native sugar maple called the Big Tooth Maple, Acer grandidentatum. The
Arboretum also contains the production nursery for Trees That Please Nursery
and is the proving ground for Soil Secrets products. All plants on the Arboretum
grounds and Trees That Please Nursery are fed exclusively using th…