Gardening in the Mountains presents:
Proper Planting–Trees and Shrubs
Properly planting trees and shrubs helps them establish early and contributes to long and healthy lives. Questions about soils and amendments, hole size and depth, back fill and whether to stake and wrap the trunk can be site specific and are not always easily answered. Join Barbara Fair, NC State Extension Horticulture Specialist and Associate Professor, as she shows proper planting techniques for trees and shrubs and how to recognize problems that may develop years later when trees are not planted correctly.
Barbara Fair’s professional and research expertise is in arboriculture – the study of trees. She works with green industry professionals and others throughout NC to educate and promote research-based information regarding plant selection, installation and maintenance to ensure the development of long-lived, healthy landscapes.
Table of Contents
If you would like to view a particular portion of the video, here is the Table of Contents for the program with links. The link will take you to the precise location in the YouTube video.
7:27 Bare Root Trees
11:45 Planting Depth-Root Flare
14:55 Planting Ball-and-Burlap
19:22 Root Pruning
21:27 Planting Hole & Backfill
26:30 Landscape Fabric
29:00 Planting Depth
29:48 Root Washing
31:46 Urban soil amendments
45:20 Trunk Wrap
52:22 Planting on Slopes
53:17 Soil Amendments continued
56:02 Root Pruning
Dr. Fair has published a series of short videos covering every aspect of successfully planting a tree. To access those videos, click here.