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1) SELECT THE RIGHT TREE
  • Match the size of the mature tree to the planting site, right tree in the right place
  • Match the available water to the tree's water needs
  • Choose a healthy tree, one that has no circling roots and no broken branches
2) PLANT THE TREE PROPERLY
  • Dig a hole only as deep as the root ball and three times wider than the container
  • Remove the container, spread the roots, fill the hole with native soil and water
  • Topdress with 3 to 4 inches of coarse organic mulch
  • Remove all tags, stakes and ties
  • Do not prune the terminal leader or branch tips
3) KEEP THE TREE HEALTHY
  • Maintain a 4 to 6 foot circle of organic mulch around tree trunk
  • Do not allow the mulch to mound up on the trunk
  • Water regularly, keeping the soil under the mulch moist
  • Stake only if necessary and remove after one season

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