Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
Old 05-05-2004, 03:13 PM
SMF
 
Posts: n/a
Default Tree planting question

Hi,

I planted a few trees recently where the rootball mostly made up of
dirt seemed to break away by the time I got it into the hole. I felt
I was almost planting the trees bare root. One was an atlas cedar and
the other a pine, both about 6 feet tall.

A year and a half ago I planted a series of pines. One plant also
lost a significant amount of it's root ball. That one happens to be
growing the fastest.

I'm wondering if it's a benefit to break apart the rootball which
will already put the roots into the native soil or are these latest
planting essentially doomed.

Thanks

  #2   Report Post  
Old 05-05-2004, 07:03 PM
RoyDMercer
 
Posts: n/a
Default Tree planting question

"SMF" wrote in message
...
Hi,

I planted a few trees recently where the rootball mostly made up of
dirt seemed to break away by the time I got it into the hole. I felt
I was almost planting the trees bare root. One was an atlas cedar and
the other a pine, both about 6 feet tall.

A year and a half ago I planted a series of pines. One plant also
lost a significant amount of it's root ball. That one happens to be
growing the fastest.

I'm wondering if it's a benefit to break apart the rootball which
will already put the roots into the native soil or are these latest
planting essentially doomed.


They aren't necessarily doomed. You can buy deciduous trees and shrubs in
bare root form via mail order. It's actually a very good way to go because
the plant will aclimate to it's new soil very rapidly. As far as evergreens
go, it's probably not a good idea to severely break apart the root ball when
planting. If your trees have made it a year and a half with no ill effects,
they probably will be alright.




Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any Tree Experts?? Tree Identification Question?? MICHELLE H. Gardening 5 02-12-2009 11:01 PM
Good morning or good evening depending upon your location. I want to ask you the most important question of your life. Your joy or sorrow for all eternity depends upon your answer. The question is: Are you saved? It is not a question of how good [email protected] United Kingdom 0 22-04-2005 05:07 AM
question about planting a tree [email protected] Gardening 1 20-08-2003 07:02 AM
NEWBIE QUESTION about planting JUNE WILLIAMS Freshwater Aquaria Plants 8 20-04-2003 07:11 AM
Question about planting grass (small patches) [email protected] Lawns 2 01-04-2003 07:20 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:04 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2020 GardenBanter.co.uk.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Gardening"

 

Copyright © 2017