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Selecting and planting trees

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!


Guides for planting and selecting trees



Need more detailed advice? Selecting and Planting Trees is a handbook of step-by-step, nuts-and-bolts instructions and guidelines. 

PDF iconSelecting and Planting Trees handbook


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.