Every tree should be planted in accord with an overall landscape plan. Take into consideration the effect you wish to achieve, the size of the tree, the plants around it, and necessary pruning and maintenance. As a general rule, trees should be placed so that they may develop freely without crowding each other, the house, utility lines, or other structures.
Planting: Cut any crushed or broken roots off just inside the injury. Dig the planting hole a little deeper than the root ball of the tree, layer a mixture of Rockledge Gardens amendment mix and existing soil, water the soil in the bottom of the hole. Once settled, gently place the tree into the hole, with the ground level with the root ball. Eliminate air pockets with a gentle stream of water. Form a 2-4” ridge of soil around the hole to serve as a reservoir when watering.