The Arbor Day Foundation offers excellent information on tree planting and care.

The Arbor Day Foundation offers excellent information on tree planting and care.

How to Plant and Care for Your Tree

With proper care, your tree will give you benefits for many years.

Trees are beautiful, but they can also,
  • provide food and shelter for watchable wildlife.
  • reduce your heating and cooling costs.
  • help clean the air.
  • add beauty and value to your home.
Tree planting can be a significant investment in money, resources and time. Proper selection is important and can make a difference in whether or not you achieve your planting goals. The right tree will provide you with years of enjoyment as well as significantly increase the value of your property. An inappropriate tree for your property can be a constant maintenance problem or even a hazard. Before you buy, take advantage of the abundant references on gardening at local libraries and websites, universities, arboretums, parks where trees are identified, native plant and gardening clubs, and nurseries. This link to Tree People provides great information on tree planting. The Arbor Day Foundation offers a variety of tips on everything from hardiness zones and pruning to planting and mulching.