AMES, Iowa – The Integrated Pest Management program with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has debuted a new video on how to properly plant a container-grown tree in an urban setting.
In the video, Jeff Iles, professor and chair in horticulture at Iowa State University, explains the step-by-step process of planting a container grown tree, which can typically be found at garden or home improvement stores.
Topics covered in the video include:
- Planting location.
- Size and depth of planting space.
- Root ball work.
- Support after planting.
“These tips and recommendations for planting container-grown trees will help your new addition to the landscape get off to the best start possible,” Iles said. “Your tree is an investment, so investing time on the front-end makes perfect sense.”
Following these easy recommendations can help ensure a healthy long life to landscape trees. View this video and more can be found on the Integrated Pest Management YouTube page.
For more information, contact Iles at 515-294-3718, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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