Planting a brand new tree is similar to planting flowers, but it’s on a slightly larger scale. Having a tree growing on your property has several advantages from producing fresh oxygen and providing shade, to offering fruits depending on the tree you’ve planted. The beautiful thing about trees is once their root system is established in the ground, they’re low maintenance. You’ll have to water them if it hasn’t rained in a while and pay attention to signs of insects or diseases, but mostly they will continue to grow a happy, healthy life. New trees need more maintenance because that delicate root system has not expanded into the soil completely yet. For the first two years, your newly planted tree will need regular maintenance to set it up for a lifetime of growth. Here’s how to care for a newly planted tree.