Tree and Plant Care Resources

Selecting and Planting Trees

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It takes only a short time to plant a tree, but how it is done can have a lasting influence on the tree’s future growth. Use the resources on this page to help you plant and select a tree the right way!

Need more detailed advice? This handbook provides step-by-step, nuts-and-bolts instructions and guidelines to help you through the entire process of choosing and successfully planting a tree. 

Selecting and Planting Trees Handbook



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