Arbor Day 2013

Tree Planting Instructions

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

How deep to plant a tree

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