Once You Receive Your Tree

Trees don't live inside boxes! So, there's an adjustment for the tree(s) when it arrives at your home and you unbox it. At this time there's a few things you should do.

First, carefully unwrap the packaging. A lot of care goes into making sure the tree(s) are safely contained in a package and this means it may take some time to unpack. We also package the trees with materials that can be recycled. Once your tree(s) is unpackaged and the plastic is taken off the container, assess if tree(s) need water( Is it light as air? Needs water.)

Next, place your tree(s) in a location that does not receive direct, hot sun, for a few days. Filtered light is best or even a bright but shady location. Ideally, your tree(s) will spend as little time as possible in transit but occasionally the shipment takes longer than it should. So, in the meantime, the leaves get a little desensitized to sun. They are more tender at this point. 

As long as you aren't experiencing an extreme heatwave/severe cold snap during this settling-in period, you should be good to place your tree(s) in a more permanent location after about 3-4 days. 

One additional suggestion:

If your tree has small (1/4") pieces of light coloured wood chip mulch, or sawdust, we suggest replacing this with bark mulch as soon as possible. The wood chips and sawdust are an economical mulch for our suppliers but as the wood chips/sawdust deteriorate they rob nitrogen from the potting mix, slowing or even stalling the growth of the tree.

If you have any other questions we are always here to help. Contact us at: info@simplyjapanesemaples.ca