It takes only a short time to plant a tree, but how it is done can have a lasting influence on the tree’s future growth. Use the resources on this page to help you plant and select a tree the right way!
Need more detailed advice? Selecting and Planting Trees is a handbook of step-by-step, nuts-and-bolts instructions and guidelines.
Want to find a tree that will work for your site? Interested in finding a unique tree that will increase your neighborhood's tree diversity? Use the Northern Illinois Tree Selector to choose the right tree.