How to plant a potted tree


Okay, our potted tree planting demo is by Jim and Todd. They’re digging a whole a good bit wider than the width of the pot. Jim just compared the depth of the hole to the plug of roots that are in that pot and when they’re done digging the hole, they’ll check to make sure they’ve got the depth just right before they put the tree in.

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  • TEN thumbs-up on a great video! The most important part for me was seeing how you scored the roots aggressively with the knife. 

    As for the eight thumbs-down; these were lesbians who took offense at the usage of the word "dike". 

  • What will happen if you don't dig the hole wide enough? 

  • tree is too deep.(no real root flare showing.)
    That shitty of soil should have made the hole 3 times, mixed fertilizer and compost into the soil before back filling.

    Great job with the roots though.

  • is that with any tree you plant ????

  • when you plug the roots ??

  • this is good because it emphasized how important opening a potted root ball is, you will have years of stunted growth and even strangulation if you don't give the roots a chance to grow straight out.

  • Thanks for a great video.

  • thanks for the video.   some useful basics for a newbie like myself.   questions though –    no 3 in 1 top soil?    mulch too?  apparently that attracts moles / mice?   and no tree guard or chicken wire?

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  • if you line the tree pit with manure it really encourages the roots down i did this with my climbing hydreangea in a driveway and its gone from strength to strength also square tree pits are much better as the roots can circle in round holes where as square tree pits the corners are the best points for root penetration.  

  • I like jim, if you do as well click like.

  • Freak'in tree is CROOKED!

  • the fuck is a ruet

  • Please do not do what they just did.  Improper planting depth – this was growing in potting soil which rots down.  The tree is going to sink.  Improper mulch depth.  Didn't pack it well enough.  Left a hard, smooth wall of "dirt" around the edge of the hole – will act as a root barrier.  They needed to bust it up a little.  Should have added some organic matter to that crap dirt.

  • Everybody should plant a tree!

  • The new ANSI requirement is to shave or scissor the outside of Rootball's roots! Avoid dike method of Soil or Mulch, because owner will never remove after one year, and circling roots will grow around raised soil when trying to get air. Don't forget to water outside parameter of Rootball to coax growth outward. First planting step, find root flair hidden beneath accumulated nursery soil.

  • Excellent video. Perviously, I assumed the hole should be watered heavily before putting in the tree.

  • wow what an excellent video! i have to get some mulch for my fig tree!

  • Hands down, one of the BEST videos I've reviewed on planting trees/shrubs!!

  • I planing ted two tree but after 1 year  it is dying cause it started a long fissure  on trunk and look like inside the tree is dead  and burk growing  both side of the fissure what I do?

  • Awesome video! <3 Wish a bright future for the tree!

  • They planted the tree too low. Should be an inch or two HIGHER.

  • questions

  • what wood be a tree gos fast that harvest for burn wood each year

  • leaf a like my reptilian brothers!!

  • this is so boring

  • i dont know how you got this much likes it is so doo doo

  • goleta beutiful lil lafter nwl 805 area campo

  • What about planting a tree in the desert? How much potting soil is necessary? Is it best to use rocks to make a dyke?

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  • the dirt fell off the roots of my tree so it got planted bare root… it had small roots ( autumn blaze maple)

  • I ruined a red oak tree I planted years ago by using mulch. Mulch attracts termites, ants, spiders and other bugs. They killed my red oak after about 8 years of keeping mulch around it and replacing it when it decomposed. I'd never use mulch around a freshly planted tree again. I just planted a silver maple a few hours ago. No mulch this time….only dirt and after the grass grows back….grass.

    We'll see how it goes this time around. I hope for the better as both my red oak that died and now this silver maple have special sentimental meaning. I felt very bad when the red oak died. I planted it the day my oldest nephew was born. I still have the pic of when my twin Sister brought him home from the hospital and me holding him for the picture behind it. He's going to be 11 next month in June. Let's try this again Bub!

    Sorry I made a mistake the first time.

    xoxo

  • There should be 2 or more structural roots below the surface of the dirt that's in the pot. You didn't mention clearing away the top soil to find them. For all any of us know, this tree was planted too deep before you even put it in the ground.

  • In Siberia good Siberian cedars

  • Question my homeowners association states that I need to plant a tree 12 inches above grade. What in the world does this mean?

  • Great advice.

  • hey I'd like to plant a tree and I already planned where and how but I don't know where to find a young tree to plant? and how expensive would it be???

  • Looks like they planted it a little deeper than the level of the soil around it.

  • You now will have tree flare issues.

  • Tree is planted way too low!

  • old saying was your 20 dollar tree needs a 40 dollar hole

  • Nice, but too bad the tree was a crimson king

  • Bad advice. Never plant that deep.

  • Good thing these guys aren't our landscapers lol

  • hello, is there any update on this tree? how big and tall this tree now?

  • the tree looks crooked! 😕

  • Great video guys, thanks for taking the time to spread the knowledge, we'll be planting some fruit trees later this week……..

  • never dig a round hole, the roots will just grow in a circle

  • hell yeah thank you for this man! just got a tamarind tree today and have no idea how to plant it lol

  • Great Video! Guys with your permission shall I use this video make voice over with my language and share to my community?

  • Where’s the root collar? The tree is too deep! Half a million people are planting trees improperly because of you. Don’t make videos about things you know nothing about. You’re a tree murderer and should take this video down immediately.

  • Thanks for the video! I learned so much about planting a tree because of how descriptive and clear your video is. Thanks 🙂

  • Thank you! You are awesome!

  • I put a Lemon Tree in.. can i go back adn froth up the dirt around it for acouple feet and accomplish the same thing? Can i go back and dig down beside it and root prune?

  • STRAIGHTEN IT UP!!!!!…It's CROOKED!

  • how does the tree look now

  • caliper of tree is your guide for where root flare should be. 1.5" dia tree 1.5" above grade

  • Anybody else find the way that this guy pronounces “roots” to be like nails on a chalkboard!?!? It’s “ROOTS” not “RUTS”!!! 😂

  • Thanks for the great gideo

  • They should of dug the hole deeper so they could fill it in with dirt! than put some compost on the top level and make it even with the ground! Compost provides nutrients to the trees helping them grow!

  • Hole too deep, too round and too smooth. – scoring root ball is ok but try untangling first. – contact me to find out more.

  • Have fun picking up the leaves with that bark

  • You should have added some growmulch to the existing soil or just put new soil into it, because that is dead dirt! I just planted one and i opened a hole like twice bigger than the pot that i bought my myrtle, they told me to buy growmulch? I think thats what is call, and they said to add to existing soil or just add the hole bag to it….
    I just put the hole bag because my existe soil looks just exactly dead like yours….

  • Is there a market for an auger service that can come in and drill a 24-30" hole for trees? If someone had plans to put in, say 5 trees, what would someone be willing to pay to have this service provided?

  • That's a job well done love your channel

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  • It's too low guys. No root flare visible

  • 1) Shake all of the promix out of the roots.
    2) mix the promix with the dirt from digging the hole and chop up the lumps
    3) spread bare roots out in hole so they aren't balled up
    4) carefully backfill around roots, don't compact
    5) water in to settle soil around roots

  • https://youtu.be/Q30bFCTQW9Y

  • I would never let these clowns plants a tree for me. Six inch below the surface is all clay. Their shovels cannot even break it up. How is the roots going to penetrate this clay and survive and grown? No deeper hole. No larger diameter for the roots. No mulch/compost mix into the hole to help break down the clay soil. They got their money and the owner will get a dead tree in a few years. These guys are idiots.

  • What if some people can make a youtube channels about planting and animal

  • @

    Approach: FERTILIZE YOUR EARTH Xand PLANTS WITH [SEA] WATER AND PRAY
    THIS LITTLE PRAYER "MY HIGHLY BELOVED God and PLANTS, please send 90% of
    the RAIN THAT THE EARTH IN MY CITY CAN RECEIVE. [IN THE NAME OF JESUS
    CHRIST]. Amen." START WITH YOUR CITY THAN WHEN AIM-9 Sidewinder KILLED
    ONE CHEM TRAIL SUCCESSFULLY YOUR FAITH WILL GROW. THE SECOND AIM-9 IS
    FOR YOUR WHOLE NATION, than CONTINENT, AT LEAST THE WHOLE GLOBE EXPECT
    KONGO, where it rains enough. NEVER EVER FORGET: the AIM-9 SIDEWINDER IS
    A FIRE AND FORGET AIR-TO-AIR WEAPON. YOUR FAITH IS THE FORGET PART. BUT
    TAKE CARE; IT CAN ANSWER IN less than 45 seconds…. ALWAYS UMBRELLA
    AND A GOOD JACKET WITH YOU WHEN YOU FERTILIZE THE PLANTS AND GROUND
    AROUND YOU!!!

  • DUMMY MANUAL HOW to 1A SUCCESFULL SIDEWEINDER CHEMTRAILS

    Approach: FERTILIZE YOUR EARTH Xand PLANTS WITH [SEA] WATER AND PRAY THIS LITTLE PRAYER "MY HIGHLY BELOVED God and PLANTS, please send 90% of the RAIN THAT THE EARTH IN MY CITY CAN RECEIVE. [IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST]. Amen." START WITH YOUR CITY THAN WHEN AIM-9 Sidewinder KILLED ONE CHEM TRAIL SUCCESSFULLY YOUR FAITH WILL GROW. THE SECOND AIM-9 IS FOR YOUR WHOLE NATION, than CONTINENT, AT LEAST THE WHOLE GLOBE EXPECT KONGO, where it rains enough. NEVER EVER FORGET: the AIM-9 SIDEWINDER IS A FIRE AND FORGET AIR-TO-AIR WEAPON. YOUR FAITH IS THE FORGET PART. BUT TAKE CARE; IT CAN ANSWER IN less than 45 seconds…. ALWAYS UMBRELLA AND A GOOD JACKET WITH YOU WHEN YOU FERTILIZE THE PLANTS AND GROUND AROUND YOU!!!

  • Best to use a fork on the roots.

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  • Planted below grade, interesting.

  • Why not use a power auger?

  • Everyone correcting this video in the comments, please create your own video and share your tips. Not being sarcastic at all, lol I want to see legit videos

  • Great Job. Don't pay attention to the smarty pants & haters. Its your video channel. People need to get off their high horses and shut up for once. Bunch of hyenas

  • Wonder hows this tree looking in 2019?

  • Thanks

  • Great job

  • Thank you!

  • I feel like MrBeast is watching this

  • In America there are more trees in the ground now than there were 100 years ago. This is a fact.

  • This pleases The Lorax

  • As an arborist, now I know why all the trees are dying. This guy's teaching everyone how to plant them the worst way possible. Bad enough we had fake news, now we going to have fake science?

  • I am planting my own small forest in autumn. About 400 trees(oak, beech, cherry, maple). How far ahead can I pre-dig the holes? Months? Weeks? I'm doing it all alone and having the holes dug in advance would help me.

  • dike is a must!

  • please do like this all of them

  • Thank you. I am sure going to try and plant me a tree or two in my backyard.

  • Thank you

  • try putting a tarp down before you get dirt all over the lawn!!!!!!

  • the ground is so hard , you should plow under the root more to get the root expand easily ,this way is wrong .

  • Whos watching this to plant trees and fight climate change ?

  • What size gallon tree is that ?

  • Thank you, brother.

  • There should be 8 trees for every single person’s entire life supply of oxygen. If you can manage to plant 8 trees in your lifetime, you’ve done your part

  • This video is great! Everyone should learn to plant trees to save our planet!

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