Here are some great tips for proper planting: 

  • Locate underground utilities before digging
  • Dig a shallow hole. Holes should be 2-3 times wider than the root ball but only as deep as the root ball
  • Make sure the tree is not planted too deep. This can cause new roots to not develop properly due to lack of oxygen.
  • Place the tree straight in the hole. It will be helpful to step back to ensure the tree is straight and at the desired height. 
  • Not it’s time to fill the hole with soil! Pack the soil around the root ball, then fill the remainder of the hole pressing down firmly. 
  • Mulch the base of the tree 
  • Keep the soil moist by watering at least once a week



Boutte Tree plants tree for Keep Smyrna Beautiful Arbor Day Celebration


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