Q. What precautions should I take after planting my tree/shrub?

Answer

Water well after planting and again every week for 6 months - 2 years and always weekly during summer drought.

Put a layer of 2-3 inches of mulch around the base, but 6 inches away from the trunk.

Stake the tree if it is in an exposed, windy location, but most of the time slight movement while growing is best.

A tree with a well-developed root system does not usually need staking.

 

For tips on a variety of gardening topics, see our Plant Information Guides.
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Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information Service

  • Last Updated Apr 02, 2018
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  • Answered By Anita Finkle

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