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Planting A Tree  a step-by-step guide
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Introduction
Choosing a Tree
Types of Trees
When to Plant
How to Plant a Tree
Water, Mulch, Fertilizer
Staking and Guy Wiring
Wrapping and Pruning
Transplanting Trees
Conclusion


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Transplanting Trees

Transplanting Trees There is always danger in moving plant material from one location to another.  Root material is sacrificed, and depending on the previous state of the plant, this can be a severe stress.   If necessary, it is possible to transplant trees from one area of your property to another. The key lies in ensuring that the tree to be transplanted has a good healthy root ball and that the tree and ball together are not unmanageably heavy.

  Start by tying the branches together loosely.

  Then dig a two-foot deep trench around the tree at least one foot larger than the size of the root ball (or as much intact viable root material as practical). Once the trench is dug, undercut around the shrub. Carefully prune the roots extending from the ball as you dig down.

  When the ball is partially exposed, begin to wrap the ball in burlap starting from the base of the tree down using twine to secure the wrapping. Keep digging until the ball is undercut and sitting on a soil pedestal.

  Then carefully tilt the tree and ball and finish wrapping and securing the burlap underneath.

  Then carefully tilt the tree and ball and finish wrapping and securing the burlap underneath.

To help your tree establish itself when transplanted, treat the planting area with mycorrhizal fungi, a specially formulated fertilizer and biostimulant.

The do-it-yourself approach is useful only for small trees. For large trees, hire a professional who has the specialized equipment and knowledge to do the job safely.

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