Fermi National Laboratory

Tree Planting Instructions

  • Make sure your hole is dug properly -- not too deep or too shallow (see diagram below).
  • Do not remove wire baskets or burlap (they will decompose).
  • Completely untie twine from tree trunk.
  • Pack soil tightly around tree ball.
  • Create a soil ring around tree to retain water.
  • Firmly grab hot dog and direct toward mouth.
How deep to plant a tree

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Last modified on April 11, 2003