2, Octuber, 2011
You will need a site for your tree, soil sample, tree species native to your area, local tree nursery, shovel, mulch, water supply. Choose a spot to plant your new sapling. Take a soil sample. If the soil is too sandy or like clay, add 1 part compost to every 3 parts of soil you shovel out. Check for wires and pipes above and below your site. Visit a local nursery and pick out a sapling. Match the tree's preferred soil type and sun exposure to the site you've chosen. Trees that are native to your area are more likely to do well in your ecosystem, and provide food to our environment. Dig a hole and roughen the surfaces so that the roots can penetrate as they grow. Remove the root ball from the container. Place the tree on the hole then stand back to see whether it's straight. Replace the soil and barely cover the roots. Pack the soil with your palms or feet. Spread mulch around the tree. Mulch can be wood chips, fallen leaves, e.t.c. Water your tree when it doesn't rain...