There is a popular saying about planting trees: The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. Planting a tree today is an investment in the future. Mature trees are the heroes of any landscape: They add shade, lend character, and beautify a landscape. But they take a long time to mature. Tree planting is easy, but there is definitely a right and a wrong way to do it. Keep reading for eight easy-to-follow steps on how to plant a tree so that your planting project is successful.