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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!

Tools

Tool

Maddox

Tool

Pruners

Tool

Round Shovel

Tool

Soil Knife

Tree

Tree

½ inch diameter trunk, about 4-5 feet tall, best would be a container grown tree in a pot.

1

Dig a hole significantly larger than the root ball (at least 6” wider and deeper).

2

Loosen soil on sides and in the bottom of the hole.

3

Remove container or loosen burlap.

4

Loosen roots on outside of root ball.

Tip

Cutting or scoring roots may be necessary if roots are matted on outside of root ball.

5

Place tree in hole making sure the root collar (point out root collar) is at, or slightly above grade.

6

Backfill with same soil that was removed from hole.

7

Water 10+gallons initially, 10 gallons/week for at least one year.

Congratulations! You did it! Sit back and enjoy your new lawn addition!

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