Only half of the trees planted in urban areas will live 13 to 20 years. Trees and the many benefits they provide can be our legacy, but knowing basic principles in planting is essential for giving a tree the best chance of a long, healthy life. In this bulletin, learn the 10 principles for successful planting as noted by award-winning landscape architect Jim Urban in Up By Roots and avoid many of the common pitfalls of planting in urban spaces.
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