Minnesota's Forest Treasures

Education programs

Education Resources

Minnesota's Forest Treasures

graphic banner
image of pdf

1. Choose a good spot for your tree. Don't forget its ADULT size.

image planting tree

image of a seedlingFun Fact!

More trees are planted in Minnesota than are harvested each year.

2. Keep your roots moist all the time. Dry roots die.

image of planting

Resources: Before you start your tree planning project:

3. Dig a hole large enough to spread the roots apart. Check for underground utility lines first!

images for planting tree

4. Plant the tree at the right depth. (See "How Deep"? below) Gently add loose soil.

images for planting tree

How Deep?

image of how to plant

5. Add more soil and firm with foot.

images for planting tree

6. Mulch with wood chips.

images for planting tree

7. Water regularly. Wait for shade!

image of planting a tree
link to pdf