How do I properly plant my trees so they will grow well?

Trees for Energy Conservation April 27, 2016 Print Friendly and PDF

Whether your nursery stock is bare-root, balled-and-burlapped, or container grown, the planting hole should be at least twice the width of the root ball, and only as deep as necessary so the root crown is at or slightly above the finished grade.


Remember to water and mulch directly after planting to help ensure proper soil moisture for your newly planted tree. Click for more information on proper tree planting techniques.


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