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How to Plant a Bare Root Tree

By: Danny Lipford

Certain times of the year nurseries will have bare root trees such as fruit trees and roses. Late winter and early spring are great times to find and purchase these. The nursery will typically have them in wood chips which need to be completely removed before planting so that they do not rob the tree of nutrients.

To plant bare root trees:

  1. Dig the necessary hole.
  2. Create a mound of dirt in the hole.
  3. Place the bare root tree on the mound of dirt.
  4. Mix soil with compost and fill in so the tree is level with the ground.
  5. Stake the tree to keep it straight.


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How to Plant a Bare Root Tree