How to Plant an Olive Tree
The basics are no different than planting other trees and plants: Dig a hole; remove your tree from its container; put tree in the hole; and add soil and tamp down. Add support stakes if needed; water the tree and admire your handiwork.
The specifics of olive tree planting can be more complex, particularly if you are planning and planting an orchard for commercial production of cured olives or olive oil. For purposes of conciseness, this article will focus on planting and not long-term care of your olive trees.
Planting Your Olive Tree
Olive trees are relatively easy to plant. Be sure, however, to consult or hire an expert to transport and install large, mature olive trees. We regularly use our crane, back hoe and even our bulldozer to manage planting fully-grown trees with specialized attachments for installing trees.
Olive trees can live for centuries and even millennia under the right growing conditions. They require a great start and keen observation of their progress in new plantings.
We’re happy to advise on best practices for olive tree planting and care. Just give us a call!
All images shown are Olives Unlimited’s olive trees and client installation projects, from small orchards to planting mature, ancient olive trees.
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