• Your potted river birch tree should be watered well immediately before planting.This helps prevent shock by ensuring the roots are able to stay moist.
• Dig a hole about twice as wide as the root ball and put your tree in the hole. The top of the root ball should be slightly higher than the existing soil line. Make sure that your tree is straight from a few different vantage points.
• Fill the soil back into the hole around the root ball. Tamp the soil down gently with your hands to remove any air pockets
Water deeply until the ground can no longer hold water.
• Add 2 inches of mulch in a mound around your new tree to help the soil retain moisture longer and reduce watering needs.