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Planting a tree

Most new trees need a stake or post to support them while they get established. A proper tree stake (wood or metal) is best, but a heavy-duty bamboo cane will suffice for smaller trees if you are in a hurry. Do NOT add compost or fertiliser to the planting hole (unless you are planting on re-claimed building land or have exceptionally poor soil). Apply a bucket of water after. Apply a mulch around the base of the tree after planting. Make sure grass and similar vegetation is kept well away from the base of the tree.If you have rabbits or deer in the area, you MUST protect the trees immediately - otherwise they will be eaten, usually the night after you have planted them.NEVER keep fruit trees indoors. If the weather is too cold to plant, keep them in an un-heated garage and contact us.

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