Once your tree is in the ground, there are some additional steps that can be taken to improve the chances of a well-established root system and, in turn, a healthy, sturdy tree for the future. The most important thing to remember is to water, water, and water again. Soil should be kept moist to avoid drying out the roots and to ensure proper flow of nutrients throughout the entire tree. Adding mulch to your tree is a great way to improve soil moisture retention and improve insulation for the roots. Mulch also has the added benefit weed control, eliminating competition for water and nutrients in the soil.
Additionally, you should avoid corrective pruning until a tree is well established. Damaged or diseased branches can be removed, taking care to avoid removing any healthy growth.
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