Plant trees before the ground freezes!
Place a 4-inch layer of mulch a few inches away from the trunk to keep soil temperatures constant throughout the year, to retain soil moisture and to eliminate competitive weeds.
Continue regular watering of newly planted trees until the ground freezes.
Water mature deciduous and conifer trees if the ground is dry 4-6” down.
Prune dead, dying, damaged and diseased branches while they are still identifiable.