Improving Transplanting Success Of Container-Grown Trees

Jan 24 2018 - 3:00pm

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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.
Session Track: 
Employees Only


Michigan State University

Dr. Bert Cregg is an Associate Professor of Horticulture and Forestry at Michigan State University.  Dr. Cregg conducts research and extension programs on physiology and management of trees in nurseries, landscapes and Christmas tree production.  He holds a doctorate in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia and was a forestry researcher for the USDA Forest Service and International Paper before joining MSU.  He has published over 100 articles in scientific journals, magazines, and extension publications.