|BEFORE above, AFTER, below|
For do it yourself types like us:
1)Bring in a LOT of dirt!
We brought 2 truck loads of dirt. This created instant height, (it made the trees a foot taller!), to create a berm, (so adjacent tree roots did not compete), to allow proper drainage.
2) Follow directons!
When digging the holes, we followed the directions to the T, everything listed on the label regarding root size etc. This is important, as it affects whether they grow ONLY in the roots, or also the tree itself.
3) Water them often!
We watered our green giants every other day during the hot summer. Be patient, give each tree a nice dose! After all, the first year is when they are facing the trauma of being moved.
4) Sunshine is a must!
Make sure they get at least 3 hours of direct sunlight per day! The ones that don't get direct sunlight won't grow very well. We noticed one tree had a Charlie Brown Christmas kind of look, so we trimmed some tree limbs that were blocking sun, and it caught up with the other trees!
Above are the Before and After photos at 18 months. When first planted I looked down at the top of each tree, now they are 10' tall. I don't profess to be a gardener or tree expert, so you'd need to ask your local professionals if these Green Giants will do well in your zone!
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