location should have soil that is well drained, since standing
water will easily kill the trees. The location should also
have good air drainage, keeping low-lying cold air in the
spring away from the tree. The location used for planting
cherry trees should also provide for full sun access. If planting
cherry trees in a lawn, the grass should be removed from the
planting area in a four-foot diameter circle, to prevent the
grass from competing with the young tree for nutrients and
site is selected, the first step in planting cherry trees
is to dig the hole. The hole should be approximately twice
the diameter of the root system, and two feet deep. The soil
should also be loosened up around the border to allow the
roots to break through more easily. The roots should be spread
out on the loose soil, ensuring that they are not twisted
or crowded. Soil should be placed around the roots and pressed
down firmly, to remove any air pockets.
planting cherry trees, it is important to ensure that the
location of the graft is at least two inches above the soil.
This will ensure that no roots will grow out of the scion.
When finished planting cherry trees in the garden, watering
will remove any extra air pockets in the soil. A newly planted
cherry tree may need to be supported with a stake until the
roots can take hold.