6. Finish filling the hole and firm the soil. Form a ridge of soil just beyond the edge of the hole to create a water reservoir. Water slowly and deeply. Fill the reservoir and let it drain.
7. Spread a 2 to 3-inch layer of organic mulch over the root zone to discourage weeds and retain soil moisture. Unwrap the branches if they remain tied. They will take time to regain their normal attitude.
8. Use tree wrap to protect the tender bark on young trees threatened by rodent and sun damage. Follow the instructions on the package to ensure proper application.