Tips for Planting a Tree

While it is smart to hire a tree service or ISA arborist in Decatur or Atlanta for some aspects of tree care, planting a young tree is something you can do on your own. However, if you’re planning to plant a new tree in your yard, then there are a few important steps that you should take before proceeding. Watch this video for some helpful tree planting tips.

First, dig a wide, shallow hole that is 2 to 3 times wider than the root ball, and no deeper than the root ball. When the hole is made too deep, the tree can become strangled as it matures and you may end up needing tree removal. Next, remove any burlap or metal that may be containing the tree. Finally, roughen up the dirt of the root ball to help the roots integrate with the soil of your yard.

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