How to Plant a Tree
Fill ‘Er In
Once the tree is settled in the center of the hole, put the original soil back into the surrounding hole (not on top of the tree). As every few inches of soil is filled back into the hole, walk lightly around the tree, packing down the soil with the shovel as you go. Repeat this until the hole is filled.
Build a Berm
If you have extra soil, build a small berm around the hole to hold water and direct it to the tree’s roots.