The heat of summer has arrived. Here at PVN, much effort is spent on making sure all of our stock is properly hydrated. It is important for your employees to understand the damaging nature of heat stress and wind burn. If at all possible, transport trees and other material early in the morning, and cover them with shade cloth type material to limit travel stress. Once at the jobsite unload and water thoroughly before planting, and water again and mulch immediately after planted. Instruct your customers to check the moisture of the soil around their new plantings everyday, and to water the soil, not the leaves so as not to burn the plant.