1. Choose a good spot for your tree. Don't forget its ADULT size. 2. Keep your roots moist all the time. Dry roots die. 3. Dig a hole large enough to spread the roots apart. Check for underground utility lines first! 4. Plant the tree at the right depth. Gently add loose soilHow Deep? 5. Add more soil and firm with foot. 6. Mulch with wood chips. 7. Water regularly. Wait for shade!