DIY Network

The Right Way to Plant a Tree

Healthy roots and cultivating the surrounding soil are keys to success in planting a new tree.

More in Outdoors

place root ball in center of hole
Photo 5 of 7Place the root ball in the center of the hole.

Place the Tree(5 of 7)

Place the tree in the center of the hole on the undisturbed pedestal so the root crown (where the trunk meets the roots) is about 1-1/2 to 2 inches above the surrounding ground level.

Next Photo: Remove the Stakes



  • Gabe Beeler
    Board-Certified Master Arborist
    Fallen Leaf Tree Service