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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.
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  • 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.
 
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  • Roll the root ball into the hole, being careful not to damage or break it open.
 
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  • When placed in the hole, the top of the root ball should be approximately 2″ above ground.
 
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  • Around the outer edges, backfill with a mix of compost and topsoil, we recommend Back to Nature®.
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  • B&B: Cut the rope surrounding the base of the trunk completely off.
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  • Peel back the wire and bury it into the ground with a shovel.
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  • Unwrap the burlap from around the trunk then cut it with a knife around the edge of the root ball.
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  • 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.
 
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  • Water the newly planted tree in with a good application of Root Stimulator.  Bury the water hose in about 2-3″.
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  • You can attach tree straps to help keep it protected from wind and to help keep it growing straight.
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