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Learn to plant and maintain strong, healthy trees that will thrive for generations.

Planting Video

Watch this video before you start planting. These are instructions for planting a 5 gallon tree.

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • How wide should I dig the hole when I plant shade trees?
  • How high above the soil level should the top of the root ball be?

Watch this video for help with preparation and planting (transcript is available to read or print).

Watch the How to Properly Plant a Tree video from Sacramento Tree Foundation on Vimeo.