1. Make a large hole (at least twice the root ball of the plant). So you will remove the soil properly and facilitate the growth of the roots.

2. Once you have planted it, and very carefully, stomp around its trunk. In this way, you will reduce the air that can remain around the root and you will increase the chances that the plant will succeed.

3. Protect it from grazing animals, such as rabbits or dormouse. Put a protector that avoid from biting or eating it. Regarding this protector, when you see that the plant has already reached a size that you consider optimal, remove it to prevent the tree or shrub from deforming and reuse or recycle it.

4. Water the plant abundantly after placing it or plant it when you know it is going to rain. Also, keep watering it for the first two summers at least a couple of times during the hottest and driest months, during the coolest hours of the day. In this way, you will greatly improve it survival rate. Once this period is over, when the roots of the plant have developed, this support watering will no longer be necessary.

5. And, finally, keep in mind when to plant. Probably the best time period is from November or December to February or March, during the Mediterranean rainy season. And, of course, if the spring is dry and always during the summer, give it supporting watering.

La Sociedad Española de Ornitología es la entidad conservacionista decana de España. Desde 1954, sigue teniendo como misión conservar la biodiversidad, con la participación e implicación de la sociedad, siempre con las aves como bandera.

SEO/BirdLife es la representante en España de BirdLife International, una federación que agrupa a las asociaciones dedicadas a la conservación de las aves y sus hábitats en todo el mundo, con representación en más de 100 países y más de 13 millones de socios.

Es el socio coordinador del LIFE Olivares Vivos+.