Preparing Tree Planting Holes

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape September 22, 2015 Print Friendly and PDF


Proper preparation of holes for planting trees is necessary for tree growth and survival.

Trees are available at plant nurseries and garden centers in different container sizes and as bare root, and balled and burlapped.

Each method has advantages and disadvantages and requires different handling and planting techniques.

Information on planting trees and shrubs is available from the resources listed below and in the adjacent video.


Additional Resources:


Utah - Planting Landscape Trees


Minnesota - Planting and Transplanting Trees and Shrubs


New Hampshire - Steps to Follow When Planting Trees and Shrubs


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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.