Green Schools Tree Week

Today is National Tree Day! This year’s theme is ‘Tree’s are Good Neighbours’ 

Why not plant a tree sapling in your garden. Here’s how! 

Handle the sapling very carefully. It’s very easy to cause root damage or accidentally break the sapling.  

Dig a saucer-shaped hole as deep as the tree’s roots system and 3 to 4 times as wide. 

Remove any organic matter, like leaves or twigs, from the hole.

Position your tree, so the area where the roots meet the trunk is at or slightly above the ground. That’s called the root flare.

Hold the sapling upright, and refill the hole with the soil you just removed. Pack to get rid of any air pockets.

Add 2 to 3 inches of organic mulch,  and water.