Urban Tree Farm Nursery brings you the Nursery News blog, where we announce new plant and tree arrivals, as well as tips about how to care for plants, trees and shrubs in order to increase the chances of a successful planting.
Urban Tree Farm, 3010 Fulton Rd, Fulton CA
Saturday, May 31
Talk: 10am to 11:30am
Q&A with Landscape Professionals: 11:30am-12:30pm
Learn how to lose your lawn without tearing it out! This free how-to talk and tabling event presented by Bay-Friendly Qualified Professional Ann Morrison, owner of Chrysalis Gardens, and Designer and Bay-Friendly Educator Steve Kovanis, will provide design and plant selection advice as well as walk you through converting your lawn without breaking your back or your wallet. There will be a hands-on demonstration of sheet mulching – an easy technique of layering materials on top of your lawn,...
Creating a Butterfly garden can be a satisfying way to help restore habitat, and enhance the garden by adding another dimension: the movement of color and form. Our seemingly innate love of butterflies extends to children, making a butterfly garden the perfect place to learn about nature and preservation.
The most celebrated Bay Area butterfly is the Monarch, though there are at least 30 different species found here, including the Pipevine Swallowtail, Red Admiral, Tiger Swallowtail, and Common Buckeye.
Butterflies will be drawn to flowering plants that produce nectar - their sole source of food as adults. These...
Boron is a mineral that, in small quantities, is important for healthy plant growth, but becomes dangerous in higher concentrations. Boron can be present in ground water and soil at the level of 0.5 to 1.0 parts per million and not cause any undue stress on plants in the area. When boron levels reach above 1.0 parts per million (ppm), trees and shrubs that are not tolerant of these conditions will begin showing signs of stress.
For many plants, this expresses itself as a build-up of boron in the leaves. Because it takes time for the concentration to reach dangerous levels within the plant, symptoms are first seen in the oldest leaves....
Deer Resistant Plants
It is a common challenge in many localities to find a balance between attractive, hardy landscapes and plantings that deer won't annihilate. Some neighborhoods, such as Oakmont, are notorious for their brazen deer. When asked for plant options in these cases, we refer to the Western Garden book for their list of Deer Resistant plants however our light-hearted follow up statement is that "the deer don't read this list".
There is no such thing as a true deer-proof plant. During drought or periods of scarcity, deer can be driven to eat even the most unappetizing selections in your yard. Likewise, nothing is off...
Urban Tree Farm Nursery provides countless varieties of shrubs, grasses, vines, fruit and ornamental trees to consumers and landscapers alike. We are certain to have the Nursery Stock you are looking for! Be sure and view our Specific Recommendations page, where you will find a variety of solutions for planting situations with special requirements.
Is it a shade tree you are looking for? If so, we have got you covered! Perhaps you require a Large Specimen tree for that newly acquired estate or winery project? Urban Tree Farm Nursery can meet those needs as well; for example, we stock 100yr old olive trees, boxed and ready to be transported to your location, in addition to many other trees.
3010 Fulton Road Fulton, CA 95439
Urban Tree Farm Nursery is California's largest single location retail nursery! We have thousands of container grown plants and trees, including large specimen trees!
Please visit our nursery and enjoy a guided tour of our facility in one of our eco-friendly carts. Our professional and friendly staff is always happy to answer your plant and tree care questions.