Tree Planting Guide

At Natural Tree and Lawn Care, we specialize in providing professional tree and lawn care services to homeowners and property managers. Our team of certified arborists is committed to helping you enhance the beauty and health of your landscape. If you’re planning to plant new trees, we’ve put together this tree-planting guide with essential tips to keep in mind.

Selecting a Tree Species

Choosing the right tree species is the first and most crucial step in successful tree planting. Make sure to select a species that will thrive in your area and meet your specific needs. Our team of experts can help you choose the right tree based on your climate, soil conditions, and desired outcomes.

Where to Plant

Next, consider the planting site. The location you choose should provide adequate sunlight, water, and drainage for the tree to grow and flourish. Avoid planting near buildings, power lines, or other obstructions that may limit the tree’s growth or pose safety risks.

Proper Planting Depth

Preparing the planting hole is also critical to the tree’s survival and growth. Dig a hole that is two to three times the width of the tree’s root ball, but no deeper than the bottom of the root ball to the trunk flare.  Remove plastic, burlap and or wire basket before backfilling with the soil removed from the hole. Proper planting techniques are essential to ensure the tree is properly positioned. The diagram from UMass provides a great illustration for proper tree planting.

Watering and Care

Watering and caring for the tree are essential to establishing a strong root system. Our team recommends deep watering once a week for the first few years after planting. Regular pruning is also necessary to remove damaged or diseased branches and promote healthy growth. Avoid mowing or trimming near the tree’s base to prevent damage to the roots or trunk.

In conclusion, new tree planting requires careful planning, preparation, and care. At Natural Tree and Lawn Care, we offer a range of tree care services, including planting, pruning, and maintenance. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you create a healthy and beautiful landscape. For additional reading, check out our blog for other Plant Healthcare topics.

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