Step 4: Tie and Replace

Man's hands tying twine around tree
Photo: Ryan Benyi
«»
4. Tie and relocate

Tie the end of the twine to one of the vertical loops using a rolling-hitch knot (see Animated Knots). Only now is it safe to relocate the tree. You don't want the root ball to dry out during its sojourn, so cover it with wood chips and water it thoroughly and regularly—about every other day in a warm weather.
Ask TOH users about Trees & Shrubs

Contribute to This Story Below

    Tools List

    • square spade
      Spade

    Shopping List

    Burlap (42x42 inches for 18-inch-diameter root ball)

    Twine

    Wood chips