Ten Tree Planting Rules


The future health of a tree is dependent on proper care at planting time. The following 10 rules sum up the important steps in tree planting:  

1. Select the right tree for the site

2. Provide good pre-planting care

3. Remove all labels, wires, etc. from the tree's stem    

4. Dig a shallow hole, as wide as possible

5. Remove burlap, pots, wire baskets, etc. from the root ball

6. Backfill with native soil--no amendments

7. Do not fertilize for 1-2 years or cut back crown

8. Water. Water the entire root zone about once a week for the first year or two

9. Mulch. Next to watering, applying an organic matter mulch (chips, clippings, bark, etc.) is most important thing you can do for any tree
10. Wrap and stake only if necessary
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New Event & Class Postings



Wreath Making Class

Date: November 12th, 11:00 - Noon 

Location: Utah House, USU Botanical Center
Cost: $25 Members, $35 Public  

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Fall is a Good Time to Move Perennials


Before the leaves cover everything and the ground freezes solid enough to break your spade is a good time to move perennials. Some overgrown monsters may need to move to the compost pile while others just may need a change of address in your yard. Most perennials can be moved and transplanted without much trouble. Transplant perennials when the weather is cool, even a little rainy, if possible. 

Wreath Making Class  

Learn techniques that you'll use for years to

come to make fun wreaths for holiday

decorating. You may want to go home and

make them for all the people on your gift

list. All supplies will be furnished, but bring a

glue gun if you have one. Cost: $25

Members, $35 Public

November 12, 11:00 am - noon

Location: UBC - Utah House 

Give the Gift of Membership

A "Friends of the Garden" membership is a holiday gift your friends will use all through the year and it keeps our gardens growing. The $35 annual membership gives your friend discounts on classes like designing with bulbs and creating beautiful container gardens at the Utah Botanical Center and Ogden Botanical Garden, entry to "Friends Only" special events like garden tours and wildflower walks, and 20% off all regularly priced plants.


Especially for holiday giving, gift membership cards will be sent to you in a beautiful holiday card and include $5 off any plant purchase at the gardens next year.


There are two easy ways to give a gift membership. Print and mail the form from our online brochure along with your check. To ensure you receive this special gift card offer in time for Christmas giving we must receive the membership form and payment by December 16.  You can also purchase membership cards at the Ogden Botanical Garden office, 1750 Monroe Blvd., Ogden, Mon  ̶  Fri, 8 am  ̶  5 p.m. 

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Utah State University  Botanical Center  
725 South Sego Lily Drive
Kaysville, UT  84037
phone: (801) 593-8969

Ogden Botanical Gardens
1750 Monroe Boulevard
Ogden, UT 84401
phone: (801) 399-8201

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