How to Plant a Tree

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planting a tree

Things You’ll Need:

  • a tree
  • a shovel
  • water
  1. Step 1

    First, decide where you want to plant the tree. A tree will grow and most become quite large and some may have protruding roots as they grow and mature, so all of these things should be taken into consideration when deciding on a location for your new tree. This is a very important step. Don’t plant the tree near power lines or septic tanks. Be sure and plant the tree where it will get plenty of sun.

  2. Step 2

    Once you have decided where to plant the tree, get your shovel and dig a hole large enough and deep enough for the base of the tree, which means the roots and dirt attached to the tree.

  3. Step 3

    When you think you have the hole large enough, sit the tree down in it to make sure the hole is large enough. The hole should be large enough to be able to sit the tree in with the top of the base being even with or just below ground level.

  4. Step 4

    Once you have checked the hole and it’s large enough, remove the tree from the hole and fill the empty hole with water.

  5. Step 5

    Next, place the tree back into the water filled hole.

  6. Step 6

    Then, fill the hole back in with dirt, packing securely around the tree.

  7. Step 7

    After you have planted your tree, make sure that it isn’t leaning and if it is, get a stake and a piece of rope and stake it up straight to provide support. You should water your new tree everyday or at least every other day for a while until the roots have had time to grow and settle for the best results.


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