The root structure of the tree is one of the largest considerations when buying a new tree. Unfortunalty, the root structure is hidden so other factors can be concidered when examining the health of your new tree. Examining a tree with the proper root pruning is essential for the longevity of your investment.
Three Root Pruning Processes:
RECEIVES PROPER IRRIGATION AND FERTILIZATION
Water stress is eliminated with the proper irrigation mainting great root growth. Without the right acidity in the soil, the root system has a difficult time absorbing the right nutrients for adequate growth. Both qualities of proper irrigation and fertilization can be established with both growing methods, Balled & Burlap and Container Growing Methods.
ROOT PRUNING FOR TRANSPLANTATIONRoot pruning is used to encourage new feeder root to form and take to the new soil quicker. Root pruning minimizes risks associated with the transplant and virtually eliminates the risk of the tree not growing roots into the new soil.
IS "CURED" BEFORE SHIPPING
The harvesting techniques ensure that the trees are properly "cured" before being re-installed at it's final destination. A "cured" tree is a tree that has been harvested and the root system has hardened off so that when reinstalled the root system can take properly to its new soil and have the best livability rate.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN THE ROOT SYSTEM?
A dense root structure. Under-watering and improper fertilization lead to a opaque root system. A dense root ball shows an high amount of root surface area. Next, the "cured" or hardened off roots that are visible throughout the root system. Fannin Tree Farm has always kept the highest standards of root care; continuous measurement of water and fertilizer consumption, proper root pruning and curing and extreme care in transplantation. Our passion is to see our trees become apart of your home, and will give you the proper maintanence instruction to see that your tree stays healthy and happy.
To find out more on our root care and transplanting please call us at 972.747.9233