balled and burlapped

balled and burlapped

In landscape architecture, a method of preparing a plant or tree for transplantation; the largest part of the root system is covered with a ball of soil and then wrapped in burlap (Hessian) for protection and ease of handling when it is moved to the site where it is to be planted.
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However, most trees professionally grown by a reputable nursery, whether correctly dug and balled and burlapped or containerized, should not need to be staked.
* Balled and burlapped trees should be set in the planting hole, then should have the twine removed and the burlap folded back off the top of the root ball and be tucked down around the sides.
The steps for installing balled and burlapped or container-grown trees and shrubs are the same and should be done carefully to insure success.
Trees and shrubs can be purchased as bare-rooted, balled and burlapped (B & B), or containerized plants.
When Marshall arrived at the housing project, he saw that the nursery trucks had been by already, leaving balled and burlapped trees next to holes chopped into the boulevard.
We chose a relatively large container-grown Autumn Blaze Maple tree for this story, mainly because it was much lighter and easier to handle than a comparably sized B&B (balled and burlapped) tree.
Bring home your balled and burlapped bet on the future.
For balled and burlapped and containerized plants, the planting hole should be at least twice as wide as the soil ball.
The size of the dug hole should be three times the diameter of the root ball (containerized or balled and burlapped) and of the same depth as the root ball - no deeper!
Spring is best for planting, but you can put balled and burlapped or container grown hollies in the ground in early spring or fall.
In recent years, nursery growers have introduced several variations on the traditional balled and burlapped plant.
If your tree is balled and burlapped, you'll have to buy a heavy duty pot to act as both stand and container.