Step 2: Roll the Tree into the Trench

Man rolling a tree into a trench
Photo: Ryan Benyi
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Lay a container-grown tree on its side and remove the tub. Then stand the tree up and gently roll its root ball into the trench. (For a burlapped root ball, roll it into the trench, then cut away as much fabric as possible.) Turn each tree's best side to face your yard. Measure from trunk to trunk to set the spacing and from the trench edge to each trunk to align them.
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