You are not going to believe this. Take a look:
You read that correctly. This Chinese chestnut was planted in July, 2012 as a 12″ seedling. It was immediately protected with a 4ft tree tube. It was watered a few times to help it get through the remainder of the growing season, but it didn’t put on any new growth.
So it started 2013 at 12 inches tall. It was given an IrriPan Weed Mat in spring. It then… exploded! It is now more than 9 feet tall.
That’s what superior planting stock is capable of when couple with tree tubes and IrriPan Weed Mats.
Here’s what the proud grower of this tree emailed to me: “All I know is that IrriPan Weed Mats do work. The Chinese chestnut I put that one on is friggin’ rockin’ it.”
I have said it thousands of times and will say it again: Trees – especially seedling trees – are capable of astounding growth. High Performance Tree Planting ™ is simply a matter of systematically eliminating the environmental stress that prevent trees from reaching their growth potential.
And that’s exactly what tree tubes and IrriPan Weed Mats do.