Plant Selection & Installation

August 6, 2013 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3500 West River Road
Tucson,AZ 85741

Focus:  Factors to consider when choosing plants from nursery stock and general guidelines for planting and staking

Core Competencies:

  • Select appropriate plant species for a specific location
  • Choose healthy plant specimens at the nursery
  • Prepare the planting site
  • Transplant nursery stock with minimal damage to the canopy
  • Take corrective measures with circling roots
  • Backfill the planting hole and facilitate soil settling
  • Recognize when staking is necessary
  • Place stakes in the proper location and install them correctly