Planting a Tree
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As fall approaches, planting a young tree in your yard can be a quick and easy way to add some future foliage to your landscape! Preparation and proper tools are key to this project, which can be completed within 1-2 hours. Check out the project Greenprint and video for a step-by-step guide!
Dig a hole significantly larger than the root ball (at least 6” wider and deeper).
Loosen soil on sides and in the bottom of the hole.
Remove container or loosen burlap.
Loosen roots on outside of root ball.
Cutting or scoring roots may be necessary if roots are matted on outside of root ball.
Place tree in hole making sure the root collar (point out root collar) is at, or slightly above grade.
Backfill with same soil that was removed from hole.
Water 10+gallons initially, 10 gallons/week for at least one year.