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By Jennifer from Provo


What are the steps for planting a new tree or shrub?


  1. Dig a hole just as deep as the ball or container and two to three times as wide.
  2. Remove the container or and hard wire.
  3. Place the tree or shrub into the hole and backfill with the original soil from the hole.
  4. Lightly compact the soil into the hole with the shovel or your foot. Be careful to not over compact or damage the plant
  5. Water generously and add a root starter.
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