What is a container tree?
A container tree is a tree that is field grown in a plastic container rather then in the ground. Usually their sizes may very from a 5 gallon size all the way up to a 200 gallon size. Container trees transplant very well and usually are more expensive then a ball and burlap tree or shrub.
How do I plant a container tree?
Set the tree in the middle of the hole. Avoid planting the tree too deep. If the root collar sits below the top of the hole, compact some soil under the tree so that the root flare at the base of the trunk is slightly above ground level. Using some soil, secure the tree in a straight position, then fill and firmly pack the hole with the original soil, making sure there aren’t any air pockets. Keep backfilling until the soil is just below the root collar.