How to Plant a Tree
April is tree-planting time in Wisconsin. Planting trees can be fun and provide food and shelter for wildlife like birds, squirrels, and rabbits. Plant trees and shrubs after the frost has left the ground. You'll want to be sure and get started before buds begin to open and shoots begin to grow in late May.
Things to Consider Before Planting a Tree
Before you start digging, do a little homework and check out the following:
Now you're ready to go. Check out the 7 Steps in Planting Your Tree (Leaves EEK!)
Don't forget about your tree after you've planted it. Deep water regularly throughout the first growing season. Allow water to run slowly, soaking the soil, once or twice a week. Don't overwater. From time to time, check it for broken branches, disease, or other problems that may need attention. Have fun and enjoy your tree!
And don't forget--the last Friday in April is Arbor Day in Wisconsin.