Planting the apple trees can be a great lesson for a class or classes at school. The students who came along to the training will have learnt how best to plant the trees. So with the help of the staff member who attended with them it would be wonderful for those children to teach their friends how to do it.

Children from Newport Community Primary Academy plant their trees at school


Firstly, dig a hole that is big enough for the roots to sit comfortably without being trimmed or bent. Don’t worry the hole won’t be too big!

Try not to plant the trees in ground that is always wet or is too close to other large established trees.

If possible soak the tree roots in a bucket of water for a few hours before planting.

Look for the existing soil line just above the tree roots and cover with soil back to the same line or thereabouts.

Jeff from Orchards Live points to the soil line