Planting a tree isn’t as simple as digging a hole. Proper planting technique can mean the difference between life and death for a baby tree.
This 4-minute video from Garden.org walks you through the steps to planting a potted tree.
This one-page fact sheet from the Arbor Day Foundation provides additional guidance on planting trees that come in plastic pots or other containers.
Many tree seedlings you buy will be “bare root,” meaning their roots are exposed rather than in a container. This video explains how to plant these trees.
For more step-by-step advice on planting bare root trees, check out this webpage from the Arbor Day Foundation.
When you're at your home or cabin in the woods, you don't want to be reminded of civilization. Planting trees between your home and roads or neighbors can give your property a more secluded feel.
The first and most important step when taking on a tree-planting project is to choose the tree species that will meet your needs as well as have a good chance of surviving in the spot you intend to plant them.
Most newly planted trees need some form of protection from plant-eaters like deer. This activity will help you figure out the right protection tool for your site and show you how to install it.
Even with protection, newly planted trees need your tender loving care to help them survive. Use the information in this activity to help give your trees the best chance for long-term success.