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Planting a tree isn't hard. Its not difficult, a moral decision, or submission to the ruthless empire of Al Gore. Its something that's useful, pretty, and good for the planet.

Step 1: Tree sources

You don't need to go pay $50 for a tree at some ridiculous garden center. There's probably some you can get with five minutes and some understanding fellow human beings.

First, go out to your backyard. Find a tree that your cruel, heartless parent (lol) is about to pull and offer to replant it. That's what I did. Or go to a field or other generally well-tended boring grassy place and rescue a tree from there.

Remember, don't ever take a tree from somewhere it will be happy. It will be fine there. Go find one in danger.

BUT DON'T PULL IT YET.
<p>There's a tiny maple in my backyard that I've always wanted to dig up. It wouldn't be happy there if it grows any bigger. Although I'm not quit sure how to dig it up with out killing it.</p>
Much safer to dig the tree up when its dormant if deciduous or early spring if evergreen.
make sure you pack the earth around the tree down very good or there could be a chance for the tree to die of disease
If the tree dies from disease, it's rarely because the dirt wasn't packed down.&nbsp; If the dirt is packed too much, the tree won't root in as well. That being said, instead of just stamping down the dirt, mound it up in a ring between the root ball and the edge of the hole and water thoroughly. That settles the dirt and waters the tree at the same time.<br />
yeah i put a 6 inch tall ring of mulch around the tree<br />
It's always good to put mulch around a tree. 3 to 4 inches is ideal, but a little thicker won't hurt anything. Just make sure to keep it away from the trunk or it will rot the bark and kill the tree<br />
yeah btw what car is that for your avatar i can not quite see it clearly<br />
&nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: arial , helvetica , sans-serif;color: rgb(51,51,51);">yeah btw what car is that for your avatar i can not quite see it clearly</span>
dude u r acting so imature<br />
Aston Martin DBS<br />
&nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: arial , helvetica , sans-serif;color: rgb(51,51,51);">Aston Martin DBS</span>
&nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: arial , helvetica , sans-serif;color: rgb(51,51,51);">It's always good to put mulch around a tree. 3 to 4 inches is ideal, but a little thicker won't hurt anything. Just make sure to keep it away from the trunk or it will rot the bark and kill the tree</span>
i new how to do it lol but well done
are you sure that it's a maple?
Actually, its not. I don't know what that is either now (if you mean the second picture).
Where'd you get a guava?
The seeds are actually very common, you can find them in Florida, Hawaii, etc. If that fails, they can be purchased off the Internet. (Excuse any spelling mistakes, I'm on my sister's Itouch.)
nice
I like this =]<br/><br/>Never would have thought that after a year they would still be so small. The only trees I've planted were already ~3ft tall.<br/>

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