Container Grown Trees

ABOUT OUR FARM

Over the past 20 years, Gerald’s Tree Farm has become known as one of the Gulf Coast’s premier large container grown tree providers. We believe that you, as the customer, shouldn’t have to do anything. We offer delivery and installation services for all of our trees, so that all you have to do is enjoy your trees.

Southern Live Oaks

Quercus Virginiana, more commonly known as the Live Oak is a magnificent tree with a wide spreading canopy providing large shady areas and is a majestic sight for any landscape. Most commonly found on the lower Coastal Plain in the southeastern United States, the tree can grow up to an average of 50 feet in height and can have trunks ranging from 3 to 6 feet in diameter. If properly established and maintained, a Live Oak can live for hundreds of years.

OUR SERVICES

WE GROW THEM.

No matter how carefully grown or how cautiously dug, a field grown tree will have a large portion of its root system left in the ground. A field grown tree can only be uprooted and transplanted in certain times of the year when the tree is dormant. A container grown tree can be planted year round because you do not have to cut the root system.

WE TRANSPORT THEM.

We use an 18 wheeler to transport your tree safely to the location of your choice. To ensure the safety of your tree we unload your tree using machinery such as excavators and forklifts. Delivery is free of charge inside of Lafayette Parish, LA. We can also deliver to Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Florida for an extra fee depending on your location.

WE PLANT THEM.

We have different augers of all sizes that are operated by excavators to properly install any size tree we sell. To install smaller trees we use a Bobcat. Prices for installation vary depending on the size tree you purchase.

TREE CARE

There are many important factors involved in tree survival. Here are some guidelines to follow when caring for your tree after it has been installed. If properly cared for, your tree will be a part of your landscape for many years to come.
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WATERING

A general rule in watering a newly installed tree is five gallons of water for each inch of diameter. Your tree was installed with a brim or levee around the ball. This levee was sized specifically for your tree. Fill the inside levee with water every seven days. However, depending on the soil where the tree is installed, this may not be the case. Soil with clay, or trees installed downhill, will not need as much water. Sprinklers are not recommended because there is no way of knowing the amount of water that is going to the root ball of your tree.

FERTILIZING

Six weeks after the planting of your tree, give it a second application of root stimulator (18 oz. per 5 gallons of water). Six weeks following the root stimulator application, apply 1 lb. of osmocote for each inch of diameter inside the brim. In March of the following year, repeat the osmocote application.

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