With the Caterpillar, Ron digs the holes.
Some holes have to be dug by hand.
Dirt is shoveled out by hand to just the right width and depth for the root ball
of the tree.
The top of the ball is level with the soil.
Clip the twine from the branches.
Trolley the tree near its spot.
...And roll the ball into the hole.
Once it's in the hole....Push it upright.
Clip the wire and tamp down the burlap.
Fill the hole with dirt while watering, adjusting the tree
to make sure it's straight.
Wheel the mulch in.
Create a circle dam all around from the dirt and sod
Mulch with 3" - but not touching the trunk.
....And has a good time.
Water 15 gallons a day for the first week, then once a month.
Enjoy your trees!
Thank you Knox and all your great staff and crew!
And thanks to all our neighbors, friends and family who worked so
Next Arbor Day......the Kenyon Street Cherry Blossom Festival!
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