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Several years ago we had to remove three old shade trees from our yard because a branch fell on the roof of our neighbors garage. Thankfully it did...
Native trees usually grow in abundance and seedlings can be planted in the spring or fall. We have a lot of Chinese elms. We like the American elm...
Seedlings Water Shovel or post hole diggers
You want to plant trees close enough to the house that the shade will cover the roof like an umbrella. Look at the roof in this picture. Plant tre...
Our soil has been mulched so it is easy to dig. If your ground is very hard, try soaking it with the water turned on a trickle overnight and that w...
It is important to get all the roots of the tree to ensure it will survive. You can estimate that the roots are a little deeper than what is growin...
Fill the hole with water and add a little dirt to the hole.
Plant the seedling the same depth that it had been growing. Fill in with dirt.
Pack the dirt around it but not too hard.
Keep the soil damp until the roots are well established. But do not soak.
My husband loves trees because he spends a lot of time outdoors and appreciates the shade. I have not counted how many trees he has planted here bu...
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