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Talking Trees: How to Plant Your Tree at the Proper Depth


In this episode of Talking Trees, Davey Expert and ISA Certified Arborist Jim Houston provides free information on one of the most common tree planting mistakes: planting a tree too deep.

It’s very common to plant our trees too deep, burying the root zone and causing our trees to slowly decline. They may survive for a couple years, but they are slowly going under a stress level that can lead to tip die back. Trees never die overnight. They’re always showing us the signs of tree decline, and we need to be looking for those signs.

Contact your local certified Davey arborist to request a consultation and ask any questions that come up during your next planting project. 

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