How to store a plant for transplanting?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by tyler_mott85, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. tyler_mott85

    tyler_mott85 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a customer that wants me to remove a vine from an arbor and save the plant for transplanting when she has time to do it.

    I have never had to "store" a plant for transplanting nor have a transplanted a vine so I have a few questions.

    How far back is it safe to trim the vine back?

    And what should I do with the root ball once I get it dug out? I was thinking about just putting it in a trash bag and tying up around the base of the plant.
    I am concerned that a plastic bag will hold too much heat, however. Should I try to find a burlap bag? Where can I find one?

    Thanks for the help!

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