How do you plant a tree?

You’ll need:

  • A spade and possibly a shovel
  • 40 litres of good compost or soil improver
  • 100 grams of organic fertiliser
  • 1 tree post
  • 1 tree tie


  • Dig a spacious planting hole twice the size of the root, root ball or pot.
  • Mix the soil you dig out with good compost or soil improver.
  • Loosen the soil at the bottom of the planting hole well.
  • Fill the planting hole with water, and allow it to seep into the soil.
  • Pot: carefully remove the pot.
  • Root ball: don’t remove the netting. After placing the tree in the planting hole, carefully cut away as much of the net as you can.
  • Place the tree in the planting hole at the same depth as it was in its pot or in the nursery. The depth can be seen by the discolouration on the trunk; the part that was below the surface is brownish.
  • Fill the planting hole with the improved soil.
  • Place a tree pole next to the tree. We can’t accept any claims against our tree growth guarantee if you don’t use a tree pole!
  • Place the pole on the side of the tree from which the wind blows; the southwest side.
  • Place the pole at least 10 cm below the canopy. Tie the tree to the pole at 1.25 to 1.50 m above the surface with a tree tie.
  • Each year, check that the ties aren’t growing into the trunk.
  • Give plenty of water again. Continue to water the tree regularly for the first season after planting.