PEGSMOR is an acronym used to help arborists explain the different stages of tree care management a tree may go through.
Trees do go through several stages of development during their lives.
- Over Maturity
PEGSMOR AND Care of Maturing Trees
Urban foresters use the concept of PEGSMOR to understand the needs of a tree over its lifespan. PEGSMOR stands for planting, establishment, growth, structure, maturity, over-maturity, replacement.
Planting: 0-2 years
Tree must be planted evenly with the topsoil. This is a huge mistake in tree planting with most trees planted too deeply.