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Weekend of April 23rd: Plant a Tree

Adding a tree this Earth Month will bring cool shade to your property and life-giving oxygen to the planet. But, for a tree to survive long enough to reach full maturity, it must get a healthy head start with a proper planting. To learn the correct way to plant a young tree, we turned to our resident expert, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook.

See How to Plant a Tree for Roger's secrets on each step of the planting process—from digging the hole to watering techniques for proper hydration. And don't miss his comprehensive three-year plan for maintaining a young tree.
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