Emerald Ash Borer Community Toolbox
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- Planting Containerized Trees video
The best planting practices for planting a containerized tree. This 5-minute video includes how to box cut the root ball, planting, watering, mulching and staking.
- Developing Tree Planting Specifications
A template for developing specifications for the purchase and planting of landscape trees to be used by a local government or nonprofit organization.
- American Nursery Stock Standards (2014)
Provides standards to establish common techniques for measuring plants, specifying the size of plants, determining the relationship between height and width and determining whether a root ball or container is large enough for a sized plant.
- Gravel beds
Gravel beds are one method to increase tree diversity while saving time and money.
- DNR New Tree Planting brochure
Provides information about selecting trees and the steps to plant a tree properly.
- Planting and Growing Guides from University of Minnesota Extension
Resources that guide individuals through best planting practices to ensure the beauty and health of your trees and shrubs.
- What to do With Pot Bound Plants Part 1 video
Guidance on planting trees and stock that was pot bound. This is part one of two. A 5-minute comparison of three methods to planting container grown trees, why you should box cut your container grown trees.
- What to do With Pot Bound Plants Part 2 video
Guidance on planting trees and stock that was pot bound. This is part two of two. How to box cut and plant a container/pot grown tree.
- Caring for New Trees
Explanation of the various components necessary for caring for a newly planted tree: watering, mulching, staking and stem protection. Additional information on pruning and maintaining more mature trees is also available on this site.