How do we protect the trees from extreme heat during the summer months?

How do we protect the trees from extreme hot weather during shipping in the summer months...

July is the hottest month of the year in the United States. The average temperature in July is 75.2 degrees Fahrenheit (24 degrees Celsius). The hottest day of the year usually occurs in July or August.

If you live in Florida ordering your trees in July or August is not a problem, since transit time is typically one day.

For customers in California, Texas & Arizona consider ordering your trees early in September.

We protect the trees from extreme heat by following the steps below:

We measure and increase the soil moisture level before the tree is shipped
We may use Water Gel Crystals on the soil for Moisture Retention, as it provides additional moisture during transit
We may air-seal the soil and the pot with shrink wrap to help with moisture retention
We may hold shipping of your tree until the temperatures cools down

Here are some of the hottest cities in the United States in July:

Phoenix, Arizona: 108 degrees Fahrenheit (42 degrees Celsius)
Las Vegas, Nevada: 106 degrees Fahrenheit (41 degrees Celsius)
Death Valley, California: 116 degrees Fahrenheit (47 degrees Celsius)
Yuma, Arizona: 107 degrees Fahrenheit (42 degrees Celsius)
El Paso, Texas: 105 degrees Fahrenheit (41 degrees Celsius)

Updated on: 07/28/2023

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