Container-grown trees occupy an increasing proportion of the landscape tree market. Questions persist among homeowners and landscapers, however, on methods for transplanting container-grown trees to reduce circling roots and ensure rapid establishment. Dr. Bert Cregg (MSU Horticulture and Forestry) reviews some of his current research on the topic and offers recommendations to get your trees up and growing.
- Explain differing recommended methods of planting trees.
- Evaluate the differing methods of tree planting to determine which method produces the best long-term results in tree health.
- Incorporate the new tree planting methods into written specifications and planting details.