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Remove the tree from its container, and gently tease out the outer roots. Water the hole well, and then place the tree back into it. Gradually replace the soil, watering as you go.
Drive a wooden stake into the ground next to the tree. Keep the stake at an angle of 45 degrees. Position it on the side of the tree that faces the prevailing wind, ensuring that it doesn't damage the roots. Attach it using a tree tie.
Use well-rotted manure or a good quality garden compost; this helps to suppress weeds and to retain moisture. Keep the mulch away from the trunk to prevent it from rotting.
Young trees will need watering almost every day for their first few months, especially during spring and summer, until they are fully established in the ground.
Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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