How to Plant a Maple Tree

Give your young sapling a head start in life

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Spade

You'll also need a cutting tool of some kind for the burlap and container, if your tree is planted in one.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Sapling tree
  • Wood mulch
  • A piece of 4x4