Quick Tips on Planting Trees in Your Yard
- Plant in cooler temperatures and water frequently to promote root growth.
- The hole should be 2-3 times bigger than the root ball and as deep as the root ball.
- The trunk flange should be partially visible after the tree is planted.
- Pack the soil around the base of the tree to stabilize and to ensure there are no air gaps.
- Stake and fertilize the tree as needed.
- Correctly mulching is vital in promoting good tree growth!
- A 2 to 4-inch layer of mulch is sufficient but ensure that the mulch is not piled up at the base of the tree with a 1-2-inch mulch-free area around its base.
Before Planting a Tree
Before planning to plant a tree, call 811 to ensure there are no underground utilities in the planting area.
Suitable trees for this area include:
- Small (overhead utilities): Redbud, Serviceberry
- Large no overhead utilities): Pin Oak, Willow Oak