How To Plant and Transplant Trees

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How to Plant and Transplant Trees

With proper preparation and planning, you can be adding the value and beauty of your compound with trees. There are various types of trees that you can plant depending on your taste and preference. When planting trees in your compound you should first understand the terrain and the climatic condition of the place you are planning to plant them. Various types of trees such as fruit and flower trees grow on particular weather conditions. If you do not have any experience on tree planting, you can consult an arborist to guide you on the right trees to plant in your area.


What to consider when planting trees

Pick the right tree.  It is vital that you pick a tree which is well suited to your area and that is appropriate for the intended purpose. If for instance you are planning to create a natural privacy screen, you should plant is more dense and that hold its leaves throughout the year.

Select a proper location. Since the tree will be larger in several years, you should pick a location that will accommodate tree growth without interfering with your neighbors, your house or electric lines. The right location for planting the trees is a fairly level area.

Prepare the soil for planting. When planting your tree, you should dig a hole that is three times the size of the root mass.  Ensure that you have removed any big rocks on the hole and apply compost into the soil. You should then use this soil to fill the hole after planting.

Prepare the tree for planting. After preparing the hole, it’s time to prepare your tree that you are going to plant. If the roots are intertwined you should untangle them gently so that the roots can have more room to grow out. If you are planting a bare root tree, it is advisable to soak the roots in water for few hours before planting it.

How to transplant a tree

Tree transplanting should be handled with a lot of care because if the trees are not transplanted correctly, it can end up being traumatic for both the tree and garden. It therefore requires skills and experience to effectively carry out this process. If you do not have the necessary skills for transplanting, you should hire a competent arborist to guide you on how to carry out this exercise.


When the tree is transplanted, it is important to protect the roots, stem and foliage because in case these get damaged, it is difficult for the plants survival. To make this process smooth, the necessary preparations should be made in advance. You should ensure that you have protected the tree from scorching heat and wind when transporting it to where you are planning to transplant it.

You should ensure that you have covered the roots with mulch or mud to prevent it from drying up.  Ensure the whole that you are planting the transplanted tree is large enough to efficiently accommodate all the roots well so that they can hold firmly on the soil. Make sure you have selected a healthy plant for transplantation purposes. If you find a particular part of the tree is rotting, you should cut it off. This will prevent the tree plant from getting diseased further. By carrying out the transplantation exercise in the right way, you are assured of getting healthy plants that will grow strong and healthy.