Simple steps to take care of your tree.
- Water new trees once a week for the first two years.
- Mulch around tree to control weeds, reduce moisture evaporation from the soil, and improve soil structure.
- Weed to prevent competition from other plants that can inhibit young tree growth.
- Periodically check staking and tying to ensure that they are not harming the trunk or branches as they grow.
Animals can damage young trees if you have dogs that may dig near the tree or cats that may scratch the trunk, surround the tree with fencing two feet from its trunk.