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bare-root trees, planting, landscaping

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ExEx 6018


Bare-root trees provide an economical way of developing a home landscape or farm shelterbelt. Bare-root plants often cost a tenth of what container or balled and burlapped plants do since the tree is sold without soil around the roots. Some bare-root trees are called packaged trees because they have their rots packed in moist peat and are enclosed in a bag. The planting procedure and care are the same for both. While-bare-root plants require a little more care in planting, the survival and recovery can be similar, if not better, than other methods of transplanting.