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Planting your trees correctly can be the difference in success and failure.
Dig your holes half again the width of the container they were
grown in and the same depth of the container.
After digging your holes, set your tree in the middle of hole.
Make sure top of root ball is even with ground level, if not
adjust by digging deeper or adding soil in bottom of hole and
packing it good.
Back fill one half way up on root ball, pack the fill good around
the root ball.
Finish filling hole to the top of root ball & tap down real good.
If you do not pack it well, it may not hold the tree up straight
after it is watered.
DO NOT put soil on top of the root ball, this will cut off the
oxygen to the roots.
Now comes the most important part of planting! You need to
mulch right away a good 3 to 4 inches deep. You don't
want to let the rain wash dirt over top of the root ball and
close off oxygen. Create a basin around each tree with the
mulch, this guides the water to the root ball.
Your trees being planted correctly is the most important
part of all, its growth and survival depends on it!
Be sure and keep weeds and grass from around trees, if
you do not do this your trees will have a hard time getting
enough water to be healthy.
LOTS OF TREES DIE DURING THE WINTER
FROM LACK OF WATER!