If this is not your preferred local store, please change store now.
A new tree is an investment that can last a lifetime. Position it carefully
since it will be around for years and its large size makes poor placement a
When planting a tree, know its maximum height and spread, information that's usually on the label. Plant it far enough away from houses, outbuildings, power lines, and other permanent structures so that even when mature, the tree won't touch. Also be sure to plant it far enough away from other trees or it may grow leaning away from the others, trying to get maximum light.
Fall is the best time to plant a tree, but you can also plant in the spring. Whenever you plant, avoid hot, sunny days.
Dig the hole for the tree making it only as deep as the container is tall to prevent the tree from settling below grade. There is no need to amend the soil, although you can add several spadefuls of compost if desired.
Remove the tree from the container. If the roots are tangled, loosen them with your fingers or by slicing through the outer roots with a trowel.
Position the root ball in the hole. Use the handle of the spade to make sure the soil level around the tree will be the same as the soil level in the container once you fill in.
Mound the soil around the tree to create a moat to hold water. Water well, and allow it to soak in. Repeat two, three, or even four times. Finish off with a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch.
Log In to Access Your Projects
Visit and like us
Stay connected with us
Follow our Pinterest boards
for projects and inspiration
Get the latest products,
project tips and ideas
View DIY project and
Can't find what you're
looking for? Please call us: