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If you intend to plant your new trees in a garden or yard and then transplant them to a permanent location a season or two later, the Rootmaker is an ideal solution for you. The product’s knit fabric will create a fibrous root system with a greater surface area, and root damage will be eliminated during transplanting. This creates a healthier root system, leading to a faster-growing tree.
The 5" Rootmaker knit bag is designed for trees 6" to 1' tall. Rootmaker bags are also available in an 8" size, accommodating trees 1' to 3' tall.
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Each tree and plant is guaranteed to grow, or we'll replace it within one year of shipment.
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.
Natural root (also called bare root) trees are shipped without soil around their roots. They are shipped when dormant in the spring and fall seasons. We dip the roots in a hydrating gel to keep them moist during shipping.
There are a number of advantages to natural root trees:
The Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University has an interesting article about the benefits of planting natural root trees. Look for the PDF entitled Creating the Urban Forest: The Bare Root Method
Potted (also called containerized) trees come in 4" containers.
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