Need some advice?
Here are some pages which give great, clear advice:
How to Choose Which Species to Plant:
How to Plant Your Tree:
How to Care for Your Tree:
Essentially, you need to make sure that any tree you plant will have space to grow as big as it wants to without it causing a problem to the foundations of your house (or your neighbours’ houses), without it depriving people or other plants of sunlight, and without it having to compete with other trees for water and nutrients. Roughly speaking, this means that it needs to be planted a minimum of two meters away from buildings, existing trees, and fences.
During its first tender years, in order to thrive, your tree will need watering during any dry spells, you’ll need to clear competing weeds from around the stem, and it will need protection from animals which may want to eat it. Your tree will handle the rest!
We hope you enjoy choosing, planting, caring for, and getting to know your new tree!