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How to Plant Your New Gift Tree

Your beautiful gift tree has arrived and it's time to plant it! As always, we suggest you know your hardiness zone before planting your tree. Each of our trees has their hardiness zones listed on our website so you can be sure your tree or plant can survive in your area. Once you know your tree is ready to thrive in your yard, it's time to get down to business.

For us, there is nothing more enjoyable than watching our trees leaf out and grow each spring. If you've ever gardened before, you definitely know the satisfaction we're talking about. So, we thought we would share a few basic tree planting techniques with you so that you can succeed with your tree and watch it grow off also.

Steps to Planting Your Tree or Plant

1. The first thing to do is pick a location 15 feet away from a house, structure, or power lines. Your tree might not be very big now but you don't want it causing problems once it starts growing.

2. You'll also want to make sure that your soil is well-drained. Well-drained soil allows water to percolate through it reasonably quickly and not pool, which can hurt your tree. You might consider filling your hole with potting soil if your soil isn't well-drained.

3. Your tree will also need a lot of sunshine so try to plant it in a place where it will get at least 6 hours of sunshine in the summer months (but preferably as much as possible!).

4. Another basic tip that we want to share with you all is that you make sure your hole is 1 ½ times the width of the root ball. You also want to double check that the root ball is level with the ground.

An easy way to make sure your root ball is level with the ground is to use a shovel, like we do in the video below. Simply, lay the shovel across your hole and your root ball should be right up against your shovel.

5. Finally, you can fill your hole with soil around your tree and add in some water along the way just making sure all of the air pockets are out.

And with that your tree is ready to go! Just keep your tree moist and it will grow. We wish you the best of luck and as always feel free to contact us with any questions.

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