Trees often fail to thrive because they are improperly planted. The first phase of planting is to analyze the planting site: space to grow, soil, water, and sunlight. The site should be suited to the tree selected. Once the planting location is identified, planting can begin. Root washing! We will discuss timing of planting, how to make the planting pit, the role of organic materials, what goes in the backfill, fertilizer, mulch, and watering devices.