How to Plant a Tree

Learn how to plant a tree and add its benefits to your garden with a simple, step-by-step planting guide.

Tease out roots
Lift the tree from the hole and use your fingers to gently tease the outer roots away from the root ball. This will encourage them to root in the surrounding soil, helping the tree to establish, and is particularly important if the tree is “root-bound.”
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