A ball of soil is retained around the roots and bound in hessian, to preserve the fine root system and protect from desiccation and frost. Trees dug in this manner have better transplantation success than the equivalent bare root trees.

The hessian wrapping surrounding the root-ball should not be removed, as it is fully biodegradable ensuring there is no packaging waste.

The weight of the root-ball also helps stabilize the tree and prevent tilting or falling. Finally, the root-ball soil contains beneficial microbes and other soil organisms that can help ease transplant shock to the root system.

Requires double staking or a single stake and tie to secure the tree at an angle to the stem, thus avoiding piercing the root-ball.

The planting season for bare-rooted trees and shrubs is generally between the months of November – March

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