Care For New Trees & Shrubs After One Year

  • Water plant every 3 weeks: rain does not count.
  • Feed tree with granule fertilizer May 15th and July 4th: Feed no later than Labor Day
  • Prune off visible dead growth: scratch the bark, if it’s a brown color – trim it off.
  • Prune off all sucker growth: new foliage under first main branch.
  • No more than 2″ of mulch, dirt, leaves, needles and clippings on top of root mass.
  • Check for bugs in Spring. DO not water over head: water at the base of the tree.