Planting and Planting Location
No magic chants or mystical charts are required to ensure tree survival. Follow these simple steps and your tree will thank you!
Wider IS better! Dig a hole or even simply rototill or spade an area 2 to 5 times the width of the root ball.
The biggest cause of young tree and shrub failure is planting too deeply. Never dig the hole deeper than the depth of the root ball.
Always remove the twine or nylon and the burlap if a tree is balled and burlapped.
Extensive research has shown there is no need to add fertilizers, living organisms, spores, gels, organic products, etc. into the backfill soil. Simply use the loosened soil that came out of the planting hole.