ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2024




Choose a correct location to plant your tree

Make sure there will be enough place for the tree to grow. Are there overhead wires underground utilities?


Ø  Is it wet? Dry? Sunny? Shady?

Ø  Is it a crowded space between buildings?

Ø  Is it very nearer to road?

Ø  Do you want to shade your house or garden/yard? Or Think the purpose

Ø  Do you want to bring color or wildlife to your yard?



You will need to plant a tree that will grow in your geographic area as well as with the particular conditions of your chosen spot. Contact a local nursery, State Forest Department or garden club to find out what trees would prosper.



v  The tree's rootball should be kept moist until ready to plant.

v  Planting hole should be large enough to accommodate the roots without crowding or bending.

v  Hole should be deeper than the root length. Put the tree in the hole in the center of the planting area,.

v  If the rootball is covered, remove the covering.

v  Add soil around the tree until you have filled the hole.

v  Settle the soil with the water.

v  Add a layer of mulch 2-3 inches deep and 3 feet in diameter around the tree trunk,

v  Do not place mulch up against the tree's trunk.

v  Keep the mulch at least 6 inches from the base of the trunk.




Water your tree properly throughout the first growing season. Soak the soil once a week unless adequate rainfall occurs, but don't overwater


Ø  Keep the area free weed and from grass.

Ø  Prune only dead, broken and crossing branches during the first two growing seasons.

Ø  Then prune as needed.

Ø  Observe your tree. Keep a record of its growth and animal visitors.

Ø  Replenish mulch often.


“Enjoy the beauty of your tree”.