Once a new tree reaches the previously prepared planting site, we remove the wire basket and burlap. When this is complete then we are ready to carefully remove the soil at the base of the tree to establish the location of the primary root collars, thus dictating the proper planting depth. Once this is complete then we proceed to properly prune the woody roots that were crushed, when the tree was dug.
While the latter is our policy, we find it to be the exception. It amazes me when so called professionals claim insects are killing trees that are in a predisposition as a result of poor planting practices.
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