How to Plant a Tree (Part 1)
Planting a tree can be a very difficult, time consuming process. Most likely this is something your probably going to want to leave to professionals. However, if your in the mood and you’d like to do it yourself, there are necessary steps which you should follow in order to do it successfully.
a) Picking the Right Time: Selecting the right season or time of the year is very important. If your tree is planted during the wrong time or season, it may have a very slim chance of survival. Timing also depends on the tree species so it’s important that you consult an arborist.
b) Local Law: Are there any local laws or requirements for digging in your area? There may be especially when thinking about utility cables, gas lines or telephone wires. Finding out before hand should give you the peace of mind you need to go ahead with the planting process.
c) Suitable Tree Species: Picking the right type of tree for your local area is very important. Let’s face it, the chances of survival for a tree common to your area is high. However if your trying to plant a palm tree in a north eastern, cold weather area, you should think twice.
d) Setup the Hole: Make sure to dig a hole that is four to five times the size of the tree’s root structure. This should given the roots plenty of room for growth.
e) Setup the Tree: Remove the tree out of it’s burlap wrapping or bag. The methods may differ depending on whether you’ve got a small tree or a large tree.