Planting Younger Trees Part 2
Once your fresh, young tree has been planted properly and you’re in the process of maintaining it’s growth, there are quite a few other things that need to be performed.
Don’t go crazy pruning. A tree is delicate and needs all the nutrients it can get. Make sure any and every cut that you make counts. Too many cuts can starve your tree of nutrients and could potentially kill it. If you happen to be in a windy area, staking is a good idea. You shouldn’t stake your young tree if you’re not in a windy area and never do it for too long.
Mulching is a very important thing to do as well since it sort of simulates trees in a forest and how they’re roots are able to absorb nutrients. Don’t add to much mulch otherwise you’ll end up blocking water and other meaningful nutrients from being absorbed by the tree’s roots.
During the winter, you should place a burlap bag around your tree so that you can prevent frost damage.