Hello group, We recently started mowing for a few bank branches. The bank branch in question is sitting atop a sand based (or at least mostly sand) hill with landscaped trees all around. My question is related to the planting of the trees. It appears that the installing landscaping contractor dug holes just big enough to accommodate the base of the tree (dirt and root clump for new trees) and then placed soil/sand around the edges of the tree. Well recenlty during a wind/rain storm, five of the trees blew down. We went to their rescue and found that none of the tree roots had grew into the ground and were still contained within the original tree base which is why they blew down to begin with. Is it normal practice for trees to be installed this way? We resecured a small Magnolia tree and it literally looked like a weeble wobble in the hole and was not sturdy until we retied it down. I have inserted a few pictures below for you to see. We are in south Louisiana and our climate is quite a bit different than most. These trees were planted about 1 1/2 years ago when the bank branch was built. I was thinking of reccommending to the bank that the trees be removed from their holes, holes bored deeper into the earth, trees reinstalled so they are below grass level, and then top soil/mulch on top of tree base. Is this the right corrective action? I appreciate your help. Kevin Babin Green Choppers.