Green Choice’s Top RediRooted Benefits
About Native Forest Nursery
Located at the base of the Appalachian Mountains in Chatsworth, GA is Native Forest Nursery. Since 2008 Native Forest has specialized in growing native hardwood trees and shrubs for the conservation, mitigation, restoration, and nursery industries.
In all, Native Forest grows over 100 varieties of trees & shrubs while producing more than 150,000 RediRooted container trees along with 5 million+ hardwood seedlings, 2 million+ pine seedlings, and 30,000+ field-grown liners. That’s a lot of trees.
Tools of the Trade:
Native Forest propagates the majority of their liner stock in house utilizing a variety of methods such as bare-root, tree bands, and field-grown liners.
After the propagation phase Native either sells the trees as seedlings or continues to grow them out in either the field or in RediRoot. For their container trees, Native uses RediRoot Commercial Air-Pruning Containers in sizes #1, #3, #7
Because of Native Forest’s extensive propagation efforts and close attention to root health they are able to consistently offer a large selection of high-quality plant material.
How Native Forest Nursery uses RediRoot:
Native Forest Nursery has roots in the conservation and mitigation industries where root health is extremely important to the success of any given project. Many projects will not use trees that have circling roots because root health is so important. Project managers know that eventually, the circling roots would strangle and kill the tree or shrub.
Native uses RediRoot to avoid circling roots in their container plants. RediRoot works by stimulating a plant to grow significantly more fibrous ‘feeder’ roots than a solid wall container. This process is made possible as more mature roots reach the sides of the container where they are naturally pruned by light and air. This ‘air-pruning’ signals the plant to send out more lateral roots.
Native Forest Nursery believes that combining their passion and experience with RediRoot’s air-pruning technology provides their customers with the highest quality trees and shrubs money can buy.
It is hard to argue with results! Native Forest Nursery’s Chad Casselman tells of an experience where he visited a completed restoration project. 100 of Native’s RediRooted 3-gallon White Oak trees had been selected and planted along a local riverbed. When visiting the site 1 year later these trees were consistently showing an impressive 3-4 feet of new growth.
If you would like to learn more about what Native Forest Nursery does on a day to day basis we would highly encourage you to check out their website and social media (shown above).
Comments from RediRoot
It is obvious to us that the team at Native Forest Nursery is passionate about growing the best possible trees. They specifically choose RediRoot to give their container-grown trees the best possible start. They also make the effort to hand dig their field-grown trees in order to protect and preserve the roots. Across the board we see them working hard to deliver quality trees that will stand up to the tests of time.