Bare Root Tree Planting Basics and Two Alternate Methods
Open to all. Credits for LAs and ISA certified arborists. Check with your State requirements and approvals for eligibility. Approved in NYS.
This course discusses the technique of bare root planting as an alternative to planting trees that have been balled and burlapped or containerized. It defines this practice and discusses the advantages and disadvantages regarding labor costs, equipment needs and plant survival. It describes in detail the steps to take for each of these methods when planting, irrigating, fertilizing and staking trees.
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Learn the definition and pros/cons of bare root planting
2. Gain an understanding of how the technology of pneumatic tools is providing new methods of bare root planting and tree care
3. The method of root washing for bare root planting will be explained
Len Phillips/Richard W Gibney RLA (editors) and sources given
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