Successful Orchard Planting

Successful plantings begin with thorough planning and preparedness, including planting site analysis and preparation, early tree selection and ordering, planting as soon as possible once the trees are ready, planting day organization and tree care, and close monitoring of the trees and soil moisture through the first growing season.

Dave Wilson Nursery Orchard Planting Guide
Planting and Planning a New Almond Orchard (Univ. of California)