Answer: Start by soaking the roots in a bucket of water for several hours to help rehydrate them. Then remove the burlap and gently straighten out the roots so they fall in a normal fashion. Dig a hole as deep as the nursery container and a little wider, place a small cone or mound of soil at the bottom of the hole and drape the roots over the soil mound. Backfill over the roots, tamp the soil down gently, then water thoroughly to settle the soil and drive out any air pockets. Be sure to water your new cedar tree once a week. It should establish well by this fall and be ready for the winter weather. Best wishes with your new tree.
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