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Planting trees in landscapes

Tree rowWell executed planting projects start with appropriate design, site evaluation and tree selection. Site conditions and after care capabilities should dictate maximum tree size at planting, root ball characteristics, and suitable tree production method. Tree selection includes choosing appropriate species for the planting site based on site evaluation. The nursery stock must be inspected carefully to pick the best quality tree. Many trees are planted too deeply so they perform poorly following planting. Management of the landscape site in the early years following planting will also dramatically affect establishment rate and success of the planting.

Click here for a checklist for designing a tree planting program.
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Nursery stock | Transportation | Planting hole | Planting details | Establishment
Transplanting | Specifications | Planting index

See: Prune at planting

Fact sheets (pdf, color): Selecting quality trees from the nursery, Planting and establishing trees
New videos: New videos of trees pulling out of ground in wind
New Cue card: pruning at planting (pdf)