You've heard of inoculating plants like beans, peas, and clover, but did you know that you should be inoculating your trees too?
That's right, trees have beneficial microbes that live on their roots just like other plants do. These microbes are called mycorrhizae. They grow in and on tree root systems and help them take up nutrients and water from the soil more effectively. Mycorrhizae increase root growth and root mass significantly which leads to healthier, more drought resistant, and faster growing plants. Many studies have shown the benefits of mycorrhizae for all kinds of plants including trees and we have seen it first hand in trees planted here on our farm. You can see the difference it makes in the picture above. The plant on the left was grown without mycorrhizae while the one on the right had mycorrhizae. The results speak for themselves, you can see the difference it made in just 6 months of growth. We don't plant any trees on our farm without mycorrhizae because of the difference it makes in drought tolerance, growth rate, and overall health of the tree.
The mycorrhizae we sell is a strain known as Rhizophagus intraradices and is a beneficial soil fungus that forms a sponge-like mass on root systems helping them take up and store water and nutrients more effectively. It essentially increases the surface area of the root system. This mycorrhizae comes in the form of dry pellets that just need to be sprinkled in the hole just before planting your tree. It’s a super easy step that makes a huge difference in the success of your trees.
This listing is for enough inoculant to treat 10 trees. (Approximately 10 tablespoons)
If you are ordering trees you can choose to have mycorrhizae included with them instead of ordering it here seperately. Just go to the listing for our trees and select “Add mycorrhizae” from the dropdown menu on the product page for trees and we will include enough inoculant in your order to treat all your trees with. The charge to add mycorrhizae to your order is $1.50 per tree.
Directions: Sprinkle approximately one tablespoon into the hole just before planting your tree, then plant your tree as normal and the microbes will do the rest, easy as that.
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The trees arrived in good condition and are doing good. I would definitely recommend.Goose Creek, South Carolina
The trees were delivered in great condition, well packaged and very healthy. I hope they grow up fast!Woodville, Wisconsin
I ordered trees from Whitetail Hill they shipped my trees July 12 Priority Mail and were scheduled to arrive Thursday July 15th. When they didn't arrive on the 15th I checked the USPS tracking number that I was provided and USPS just kept telling me each day after that they were scheduled to arrive late. I emailed Whitetail Hill on July 19th and got a prompt response from Caleb H. My question to him was that if my trees did arrive what he thinks they would be alive he said there was a good chance that they wouldn't be and that he would do anything he could to help make the order right.
USPS finally delivered my trees on July 22nd. 7 days late on delivery with the box ripped in half. I open the package expecting to find my dead trees since they'd been in a box for 11 days to my surprise the trees were as green as ever. This just goes to show the quality of trees that these guys grow and send to us. I would highly recommend these guys and have already placed another order for more trees.Mount Vernon, Kentucky