Getting your trees up to a good start

Every gardening enthusiast- even the beginners- knows that it’s not every tree you can plant directly in the garden. There are some trees that require an initial stage of indoor nurturing and care. There are various ways to go about this and an environmentally controlled and self-contained nursery system is a good idea. However, this is a little on the expensive side especially for those who only take gardening as a minor hobby. A very good solution to this dilemma is the use of containers. While this practice has been in use for a long time, a lot of people can’t seem to handle it on their own and require the help of tree companies. We will be showing you tips to keep in mind that will help you to successfully grow trees from a container either permanently or for eventual transplanting into your garden.

The Pot itself

Appearance: You need to be particular about the kind of tree pot you’re going to choose for your tree. If it will involve an eventual transplant to the garden, then you don’t necessarily have to care about the design or shape of the pot, all you have to be concerned about will be how efficient it will be in meeting your purposes. However, for ornamental trees that will be permanently grown in a tree pot, it’s important that you factor in points like shape, design, and color. You need to choose something that will accentuate the beauty of the tree. Our showroom displays various types of tree container for you to choose from

You may need to do a little research here, figure out how wide and deep the roots of the tree you intend to plan spread, this will help you to decide on the size specifications of the container you  will be using

Material: This is also something important to factor in. Plastics are a good idea for smaller trees that will be moved about frequently, however, if the potted tree will be exposed to a lot of wind and left outdoors, clay pots are heavier and will be a little more stable.

Outlet: There has to be sufficient space for water to drain out below the pot, a small hole will lead to waterlogging which is bad for the plant.


After picking the pot, the soil with which it will be filled is the next most important factor. As opposed to popular practice, it’s not wise to pick up soil just from anywhere outdoors, rather, you could purchase at a low-cost well-composted soil which is conditioned particularly for potted trees. Keep in mind that the soil should be changed occasionally to keep it fresh and refurbished with the necessary nutrients required for tree growth.


Growing your trees in a container does not have to be a stressful exercise. For further assistance or to have us help you develop your own tree-container collection, contact tree service Portland and we’ll definitely deliver the best services to you.