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Bare Root Trees

Bare root trees are a form of nursery stock that is commonly dug up at dormancy, shipped, and planted with no soil added. This method of nursery stock, if planted and maintained correctly, has a significantly higher rate of success than other conventional planting methods. With bare root stock, comparatively little damage is done to the root system as roots are not typically cut to fit in a container. One drawback in planting bare root stock is the limited availability as the trees can only be dug for shipment and delivery at specific times of the year. Due to the lower quantity of roots provided at the time of planting, this method requires more attention during the transplant period when the tree is most sensitive – a larger mulch ring and more consistent water is required. With a smaller root mass, the tree lacks stability to the extent that staking and strapping is required – attention must be given to ensure the stake and strap do not damage or girdle the tree in the future.

Bare Root

Tree Savvy provides bare root trees for planting. These are trees that originally started in the ground in a nursery and have been taken out for winterization.

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Container grown trees are the most common nursery stock for homeowners and landscape companies. This method is essentially a “third party” method where nurseries and local garden…

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Balled & Burlap

Balled and burlapped (B&B) is a special process used for transplanting various types of trees, shrubs, or other plants.

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Tree Savvy can transplant certain trees for clients. There’s a variety of reasons to transplant a tree including finding a more suitable location for a site-specific species.

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