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A tree is a plant. Trees are perennial plants that use photosynthesis to make their own food like other plants. They have woody stems and trunks and tend to live for many years.


Some tips for finding free trees to plant include learning which trees grow well in the area, asking local nurseries for unsold trees they are planning to throw out, applying to the National Wildlife Foundation for free native tree seedlings and posting requests on Freecycle.org and Craigslist.org.


The best time to plant a tree is in the late winter or early spring, according to About.com. The next best time is in the fall. Summer is the worst time because plants can become vulnerable to heat damage.


Plant a containerized tree by digging a hole three to four times the diameter of the tree, removing the tree from the container and placing it in the hole. Add soil under the tree to lift it so the top of the soil from the container is even with the surface of the surrounding ground. Backfill the ho


Soak the roots of a bare-root tree for 60 minutes in a bucket of warm water before planting it in a hole twice the size of the root spread. Set the tree crown slightly above soil level, with the roots hanging down from an undisturbed soil cone in the middle of the hole. Fill in around the trunk with


Some tips for planting fruit trees include choosing the proper time for planting, planning around your existing space, planting the trees in mobile containers if you live in a cold area, getting self-pollinating plants, and giving the trees time to produce fruit. The trees also have to be watered an


To plant a fruit tree, determine the best time for planting, select a sunny location, dig a large hole, and plant the tree. Backfill the hole with soil, water well and protect the tree as it grows.


In cold climatic conditions, the best planting time for bare root trees and container tree is spring season, while in warm climates, any season except summer is ideal for container trees. The best time to plant fruit trees depends on the climate and the type of tree.


For best results, only take branch cuttings in late spring or early summer. Take branch cuttings no longer than six inches, as longer cuttings typically do not root as readily as small ones. After planting the branch cutting, poke numerous holes in a plastic bag and place it over the cutting. The ba


Trees should be planted 15 to 20 feet away from a house or outbuilding. The distance depends on the projected size of the mature tree.