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Hello, Joel, from The Tree Planters here. Today I want to share with you some resources that guide us in deciding what trees will best fit our customers specific needs.

There are many factors that I take into consideration. I suggest that when my customers are considering what trees to add to their landscape that they take a look at The Florida Grades and Standards for Nursery Plants. The document is offered on the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service- Division of Plant Industry website.

This document is the Holy Grail of the tree, palm and plant industry. It contains an exhaustive amount of detailed information.

A great article that helps to break down the basics into layman terms is Florida Grades and Standards: Choosing Quality Plants by Henry Meyer. Meyer has been the Commercial Urban Horticulture Extension Agent III in Miami-Dade County since 2003.

In his article he explains the 4 grades of trees, palms, shrubs and wetland plants. 

  • Florida Fancy (FF)
  • Florida #1
  • Florida #2
  • Cull

Each grade has specific requirements which he explains in a very clear and understandable manner. The Florida Grades and Standards for Nursery Plants  is indispensable to people within my industry but it is also a very detailed document. Luckily, Henry Meyer shared this informative article. 

Over the years I have always taken pride in what I plant for my customers. I look at all the factors and provide them with the information they need to make a decision.

Are you ready to buy a tree? Go online and check out The Tree Planters Tree Store, where you can find and purchase your tree then watch us work from the comfort of your easy chair.

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Central Florida’s Premiere Tree Installer, The Tree Planters located in Lakeland, is your #1 source for large, rare and exotic palms and trees. At The Tree Planters, we have installed and transplanted thousands of large trees of every variety all over Florida for over 50 years. Every tree we sell, we plant. Every tree we plant, we guarantee for One Full Year.


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