Simple Tree Care

  • 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. Cats may scratch the trunk. To protect the tree, surround it with fencing two feet from its trunk.

Tips for Tree Lovers: To watch Watering Young Trees, click here.
To view Watering Mature Trees, click here.