Now that you’re thinking about planting a tree, there are a few important things to take into consideration. What kind of tree do you want? Where should you plant it? How deep do you need to dig? What do you need to do to avoid potential problems?

From choosing a tree that grows well in the Wisconsin climate to telling you how to care for and maintain your tree, everything you need to know is right here. We’ll be happy to walk you through the process.
   
The first step in planting a tree is picking the right one. Click here to find out what you need to know about choosing a good tree for your yard or business. It’s important not only to choose a tree that flourishes in the local climate, but to choose a tree that when full grown, will be the right fit for the location.
 
After weighing your options and considering all relevant factors, it’s time to get a tree! You can get a free one from Greening Milwaukee or take a trip to your local nursery to check out your options. You can don’t have to be familiar with tree terminology to have a conversation with a tree specialist at the nursery, but if you want to know a little more about tree terms before you go shopping, check out this glossary of tree terms.

Once you’ve picked out a tree or trees to plant, there are still several precautions you should take if you want to avoid digging into a water main or some other such catastrophe. As long as you’re aware of possible troubles, it’s easy to avoid them.
 
Another alternative, if you prefer not to worry about the details yourself, is to hire a tree specialist. To see a list of Milwaukee’s International Society of Arborculture-certified arborists, go here.
   
After you plant your tree, it will need a little love to flourish. Here’s how to take care of it so it lasts
 
 




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