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tree planting

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by jsfrk, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. jsfrk

    jsfrk LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 126

    When planting a tree, how big should the hole be, and should the ball stick up above the ground at all? Do you mix something in with the soil too?
  2. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 663

    Dig a $1 hole for a $0.50 tree. In other words make it twice as wide as the root ball. (not deeper) Plant it about an inch higher than surrounding soil. The trunk flare should be above grade. Sometimes there is soil covering the flare under the burlap. Adjust planting height accordingly. Remove as much of wire basket, around root ball, as possible. It can lead to root girdling

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