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Planting a tree correctly is very important to the health and well being of the tree.
- Start by breaking the ground with a shovel around the parameter. Lift off the grass before starting to dig.
- Dig the hole at least 4-6″ wider than the root ball or width of the container.
- Dig approximately the same depth of the root ball or container, but no deeper.
- Roll the root ball into the hole, being careful not to damage or break it open.
- When placed in the hole, the top of the root ball should be approximately 2″ above ground.
- Around the outer edges, backfill with a mix of compost and topsoil, we recommend Back to Nature®.
- B&B: Cut the rope surrounding the base of the trunk completely off.
- Peel back the wire and bury it into the ground with a shovel.
- Unwrap the burlap from around the trunk then cut it with a knife around the edge of the root ball.
- Around the outer edge of the hole, build up a burm or well about 3-6″ high. This will help to retain water and let it soak into the root ball without rolling off.
- Water the newly planted tree in with a good application of Root Stimulator. Bury the water hose in about 2-3″.
- You can attach tree straps to help keep it protected from wind and to help keep it growing straight.