planting trees

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jsfrk, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. jsfrk

    jsfrk LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 126

    When planting a tree, how big should the hole be, and should the ball stick up above the ground at all?

    MTAYLORFFP LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    I've always been old twice the root ball size, and the ball should not stick above ground...:sleeping:
  3. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    twice the size, and 1.5 times teh hieght. and in the center of the hole should be a dirt "platform" for the ball to sit on.. if you have a very heavy/clay type soil, getting the root ball a bit higher would not be bad. but if you have soild with good drainage, stake it and level it. Don't forget to remove burlap and baskets...if if from a pot, remeber to cut an roots that are circleing the pot

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