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  • How to Plant a Tree: Before You Start
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    Pre-Planting Checklist

    Use our pre-planting checklist to select a location, get approval, gather tools & supplies, and select your tree.

  • How to Plant a Tree: Step 1
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    Measure the Root Ball

    Measure and record the height and width of the root ball.

  • How to Plant a Tree: Step 2
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    Dig a Hole

    Dig a hole that is twice as wide as the tree’s root ball and about an inch or two shallower than the height.

  • How to Plant a Tree: Step 3
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    Put Your Tree in Place

    Lift the tree into its new home. Once in the ground, about one to two inches of the root ball should be above the soil level.

  • How to Plant a Tree: Step 4
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    Fill ‘Er In

    Fill in the hole with the original soil. Then walk lightly around the tree, packing down the soil as you go.

  • How to Plant a Tree: Step 5
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    Mulch

    Spread an even layer of mulch around your tree, 2 to 3 inches deep and as wide as the tree’s foilage. Make sure to keep mulch away from the trunk.

  • How to Plant a Tree: Step 6
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    Just Add Water

    New trees need about 15 to 20 gallons of water at the time of planting.

  • How to Plant a Tree: Keep Up the TLC
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    Keep Up the TLC

    Water your tree when the leaves are out (mid-May to mid-Sept), and when the top few inches of soil are dry to the touch.

  • How to Plant a Tree: Register Your Tree
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    Register Your Tree

    We want to thank you for helping us grow Baltimore’s Tree Canopy.

    Register your tree here.

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Date: August 16, 2014

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