Plants for agriculture and forestry
Our top priority is that our plant material meets the origin requirements. Therefore, we always strive to provide you with the perfect plants for your area. Only the appropriate plant material can ensure future success.
Herzog.Baum would like to support you with its expertise. Under ‘Interesting facts’ you can find tips about which origin is ideal for your growing area and which origins are supported.
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Top-performing plants for forestry management
This tree species is a cross between the European larch and the Japanese larch. It is suitable for low-altitude areas as well as for humid locations and it is characterised by its straightness as well as by its good growing capacity.
Robinie, hybrid poplar and silver birch
These three tree species deliver very good yields in dry soil conditions. We offer them as forest reproductive material.
Downy birch and alder
These species are very suitable for humid areas
Guaranteed freshness as fast as possible
We are pleased to be able to offer you an effective logistics system. Our plants are packaged immediately after harvesting in special 3-ply keep-fresh bags and are delivered to you by forwarding agents. The special paper bags guarantee that the roots keep fresh and this way you also save on heavy digging work. The bags can also be used for transport to your planting locations. All this to protect the roots from contact with sun and wind from the tree nursery to your location.
Alternatively, we can also deliver in wooden boxes (Dutch boxes), which save packaging costs. We advise this version only if the delivered product can be planted as quickly as possible. Longer storage of the plants on these pallets should only be considered if a cold store is available.
Spring planting versus autumn planting
If the ground is still damp from precipitation during the winter months and if there is no more danger of frost, then it is the right time for spring planting. The great advantage is that the small plants have an entire growing season to adapt to the new location and to acclimatise before they are exposed to the hardship of winter. According to our experience, about 80% of our customers go for spring planting, but there are of course, regional differences.
Autumn planting takes place from early September to early October. The decisive factor here is that sufficient ground heat is still available so that the roots can grow in the soil. This is very important to prevent black frost damage. Autumn planting has the advantage that the plants start immediately with shoot growth in spring and do not waste their energy over root growth.
Treatment of seedlings before planting
The correct plant treatment before planting reduces the rate of failure, secures a faster start and speeds up growth in the first few years. Therefore, here is our tip: if you are not thinking of planting the plants immediately after you receive them (especially in autumn) please remove the packaging and store them in a cool place. A root cut before planting is recommended to achieve better branching. If the roots are immersed in water before planting, they get an immediate contact with the soil and can grow more easily. If the roots are dry when they arrive, you can put the plants in water overnight but not for longer than 24 hours.