This article describes how to plant a new pot-grown or bare-root fruit tree in open ground. If you are planting in a patio pot or against a wall or trellis, you will still find some of this information useful. Don’t dig holes in advance, they will just fill with water. Dig them on the day you intend to plant the trees if possible.
If you have rabbits or deer or similar animals in the area, you must protect your new fruit trees. These animals WILL find the trees and eat them. Further advice is given below. Planting is best done on a dry day. Do not try to plant your trees if the ground is either frozen or water logged. Planting fruit trees is a 2-person task, so the first step is to find a willing helper. At least one of you should be fit enough to shift a bit of soil with a large fork. You will need:
- Large fork and/or spade
- Either a permanent tree post or a temporary tree post
- A hammer big enough to bang the post in
- Rubber tree ties
You may also want to wear protective clothing, the biggest risk is a poke in the eye from a stray branch.
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