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When most people plant trees, they just buy a baby tree from the store and transfer it to the ground. But there’s another method that is cheaper and more satisfying: Take a twig from the kind of tree you want to plant and nurture it into a whole new tree. Doing this isn’t as complicated as you might think.
In this article by Anna Ikona on Homesteading.com, you’ll learn step by step how to grow a tree from a twig. You’ll just need a few things: a tree branch, a plastic bottle, a knife, and a hammer. The first thing you should do is prepare the tree branch by removing all the leaves and cutting off the buds and smaller branches.
Next, you’ll want to cut the branch into twigs and put them in a bottle with a little bit of water. They’ll need to stay there for a couple of weeks until they’re ready to be planted. To learn what to do next, check out Anna’s article for more information.