Large Eastern White Pine Tree Planting in Mamaroneck, NYPosted on November 29, 2018
Trees add so much value to our landscapes. They provide habitat, secrete carbon, manage storm water, and (especially in this case) provide valuable viewshed interest. "Screening" isn't our favorite word, it focuses too much on the negative -- your neighbors ugly awning or sculpture, for instance, instead of highlighting the positive. We prefer to create intimacy and sense-of-place in our landscapes, through strategically placed large trees and shrubs.
The video below follows Jay and the Green Jay crew planting a 10' Eastern White Pine, weighing in around 700 lbs!
Careful attention must be paid to the rootball to ensure it is not too disturbed -- the tree must be moveable, yet the roots must be able to extend beyond the rootball cage. We remove half the cage when planitng.
Eastern White Pines attract a huge variety of native birds including the: Scarlet Tanger, Cedar Waxwing, American Robin, Blue Jay, Purple Finch, Warblers, Morning Dove, and more. (Learn more on exploringbirds.com).
Below: Scarlet Tanger in an Eastern White Pine. Photo courtesty of exploringbirds.com
Above: Before photo: unused & unsightly shed had to go!