- Mulch should be applied to new trees to minimize water stress,
to limit competition from turf, and to protect the trunk from
lawn mowers and string trimmers.
- Newly planted trees need regular watering, approximately 1"
Most newly planted trees do not need staking. Staking can have
detrimental effects on tree development. Only unstable trees
should be staked.
- Pruning is generally not recommended at the time of planting.
Pruning should be kept to the removal of dead and broken limbs.