How to Plant A Tree

    Choose the right time to plant trees. Late spring and summer are not ideal for planting trees, as temperatures at this time can threaten the health of the plant and potentially cause the tree to die. The best time to plant is in fall or early spring.

    Planting a tree is not as simple as digging a hole and throwing a tree in it. If you want the tree survive and flourish, follow the steps below.

    Step 1

    Choose the right time to plant trees. Late spring and summer are not ideal for planting trees, as temperatures at this time can threaten the health of the plant and potentially cause the tree to die. The best time to plant is in fall or early spring.

    Step 2

    Dig a hole. Dig a hole that four to five times bigger than root ball, as root grows without pressure in bigger hole and survives easily and develop deeply. You have no need to cut the string around the root, which can grow through the string while it prevents the root from being damaged when planting.

      * Leave a mound around after planted a tree. The bottom edge of the hold should be deeper, preferably with a small mound of soil in the middle to allow the roots to stand upright. The mound of soil also prevents the root ball from being deeper into the edges, where the roots can absorb it when needed.

    This little mound is very important because one of the big reasons a tree dies is flooding, because when tree absorbs so much water that the root ball is submerged in a puddle of water. When a tree grows out of the soil, the soil around it is slightly higher than the surrounding soil. About 0.2 to 0.5 inch higher. This prevents water from pooling around the trunk, preventing the tree from rotting. 

      * Use a garden rake to loosen soil around a pine pit to make it easier for the roots to spread.

    Step 3

    Prepare the tree for planting. The process of planting small and large trees is slightly different:
      * If it’s a small tree, you can gently lift it out of the garden pot with tree head down. You can also cut open the grow container and remove it. 
      * If the tree is larger and has netting, burlap, or twine entanglement, you may need large shears or a sharp knife to remove the wrapping around the roots. Avoid the burlap from falling off when handling the tree. You can place the tree in the hole, then cut the burlap and rope from around the trunk, leaving the rope net. Leaving as much as soil as possible on the roots; making excess movement of the tree can easily allow air to enter the roots or even the root ball and dry out the roots. 
      * If you grow trees in grow bags, you can cut the bottom and directly put the container in the hole. Roots will stretch deeply.
      * The roots cannot be left out of the container or burlap for too long. Even more can not be exposed to the sun and wind, otherwise the roots will dry out and suffer damage.

    Step 4

    Gently place the roots into the pit. The pit cannot be too deep or too shallow. The soil height of the tree pit should be the same as the soil height placed in the pot. Do not bury the root cap ( that is, where the stem reaches the root) or leave the root exposed. 
      * You can insert the handle of a shovel into each side of the hole and measure whether the root cap is at the same level as the surrounding soil before filling the hole.

    Step 5

    If needed, use compost or fertilizer. If the soil you’re working on is not fertile enough, while a bit like clay or mixed with dust and sand, add manure and compost to flourish the tree.

    Step 6

    Don’t use commercial fertilizer, other than tree will grow too luxuriant and burn it to death. The newly planted tree is suitable for applying organic mixtures, which contain microorganism, beneficial fungi, that can help tree absorb soil nutrients. It also contains phosphate, which can naturally promote the growth of roots.

    Step 7

    Provide fruit tree additional care. Extra manure or compost are very important for fruit trees. For them, it is better to leave two-thirds of original soil and one-third compost or original organic fertilizer.

    Step 8

    Water You should water after subsided and refilled the rest soil to reduce airy soil holes. Water 3.7 litre per 6 inches.

    Step 9

    Mulch! Cover the pit chips or leaves. Mulch should be 2 to 3 inches far away from, otherwise, it will be rotted. It should be noticed that several inches of mulch can let water through in and prevent grass growing, so it’s no need to cover the whole tree. 

    Step 10

    Water again. About an hour after planting, water the fruit tree again. 

    Step 11

    The fruit tree need support at the first year. No matter what kind of support item, we should not tie trunk tightly, especially don’t destruct bark. It always takes about one year to mature root, you can remove the support after that. 

    Step 12

    Keep continue to water till the fruit tree grow up. Watering, depending on weather and area, fruit trees usually are watered per week till root system develops well. In order to stretch deeply, we should water deeply, too. Huge but slow watering is deeper than quick dripping. Deep stretched root can assist to prevent drought and wind.

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