Removing Soil and Substrate from Root Balls at Planting

2005 | Bonnie Lee Appleton, Virginia Tech
A “root washing” technique used in Spokane, WA essentially converts B&B trees to bare root trees before planting. Advantages over traditional planting methods in locating the root collar and correct planting depth, treating damaged or misoriented roots, avoiding soil interface problems, and several other factors will be tested.

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