Arbor Day Tree Planting Q&A

Arbor Day Tree Planting Q&A

In honor of Arbor Day, Davey wants to help you plant a tree to last a lifetime.

We asked our followers on social media to submit their tree planting questions using the hashtag #AskTheArborist. We’ve compiled all the questions with answers provided by our experts at the Davey Institute. Click here to view their responses. Happy planting!

If you're looking for more advice for planting new trees, contact your local, professionally trained Davey arborist for a free consultation.

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