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How to Plant a TREE

Environment  (tags: conservation, trees, environment )

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Planting a tree isn't as simple as just digging a hole and throwing the tree in it. If you want the tree you're planting to survive and thrive, here's what to do.....

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Teresa W (782)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 6:30 am
noted, thank you

Pat B (356)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 6:38 am
I didn't know about the recommended "pedestal" of dirt in the center of the hole where the tree will rest for the root ball. (#4). Makes sense though. I have bookmarked this, to refer to, when I need to plant a tree. Thank you, Frans for this.

David C (131)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 6:45 am
thanks....can 't plant too many.....make sure you don't dig into underground lines if they have them in your part of the world.....

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 6:47 am
....glad everybody is eager to learn ...:)).........thanks.....♥

Sun c (95)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 8:59 am
bookmarked the page! How awesome! Being a city girl...I need to watch the video...I don't know what it means by making a pedestal of mud. When I do get my own land I think I will ask someone to do it for me so that I can watch. :) Thanks for the article Frans! You are always making my knowledge grow!!!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 10:14 am
Interesting info thank you


SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 1:14 pm
Thanks. Some very good information; some that I knew, but some I would not have thought about at all.

John B (185)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 7:35 pm
Thanks Frans for posting the link to the instruction sheet, good info especially the water by weight item 10. Read and noted

Farah Hage Ali (153)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 4:43 am
noted, thank you

Bette M (91)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 12:23 pm
Wherever you go there once was a forest.
Plant and protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

S S (0)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 12:33 pm
Thank you.

TOM TREE (246)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 1:12 pm
Thank you for Sharing this!
I usually suggest create a 'saucer' fill with water everyday the first week,
every other day the second & third week. ANY questions Email me

g d c (0)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 1:18 pm

Jaime Alves (52)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 1:19 pm
Noted, thanks.

cynthia l (207)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 2:26 pm
cool post thanks you tree hugs for you

Dianne Lien (77)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 2:30 pm
TY for the info! ♣

Bette M (91)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 2:58 pm
Who Speaks for the Trees?

The Silent Witness
By John B. Lowe

Rooted to Mother Earth
Connecting ground to sky
In a cycle of rebirth
Where all must live and die
Stands the Silent Witness

Growing straight and tall
Against wind and rain
Surviving manís fickle law
And the loggers chain
Stands the Silent Witness

Season after season
Towering high above
Reaching for the sun
Home to the nesting dove
Stands the Silent Witness

A millennium old
With a thousand rings
Stretching proud and bold
Its many branches sing
Stands the Silent Witness

Like a steepleís spire
Over earthen pews
Its majesty inspires
The poetís muse
Stands the Silent Witness

Fulfilling its mission
Of natureís midwife
From Godís perfect vision
Home to all wildlife
Stands the Silent Witness

Observer of history
Of manís flawed course
There is the mystery
Without remorse
For the Silent Witness

Who among us will speak
In the treeís defense
Who among us will seek
Justice to dispense
For the Silent Witness

It is time to awake
To stand and be heard
Before it is too late
To utter the fateful words
To save the Silent Witness

Whatever befalls the trees
Will befall us all
So interconnected are we
To the natural law
Of the Silent Witness

Wherever you go there once was a forest.
Plant and protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

Wherever you go there once was a forest.
Plant & protect Dan

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Brendan Bourke (0)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 6:31 pm

Chelsey A (8)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 6:53 pm
Thank you I needed this! Noted

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 7:12 pm
Noted thanks

Bette M (91)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 10:56 pm
Suburbia is where the developer
bulldozes out the trees, then names the
streets after them. ~Bill Vaughn,
quoted in Jon Winokur,
The Portable Curmudgeon, 1987

For 200 years we've been
conquering Nature. Now we're
beating it to death.
Tom McMillan,
quoted in Francesca Lyman,
The Greenhouse Trap, 1990

Wherever you go there once was a forest.
Plant and protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

Elizabeth M (65)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 1:28 pm
Thanks for the article Frans. I have been planting trees for 3/4 of a century now. I have only had trouble with some verities of apple trees. Also I live in a zone that will sometimes be okay and other times be too cold for too long. I let my spruce trees, scatter their seeds in the wind or by birds and leave them for 2-3 years, then pot them up and give them away earth day.

Past Member (0)
Monday March 11, 2013, 6:04 am
Good info . thank you .
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