[nafex] How does the nursery dig these long rooted trees?

mark wessel growyourown at earthlink.net
Mon Nov 23 09:40:06 EST 2020


Great info, I will go ahead and dig tomorrow.

Thanks

> On Nov 23, 2020, at 9:33 AM, Alan Haigh <alandhaigh at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Mark, we use a cultivating (potato) fork and a King of Spades long handled
> and bladed spade.  We also plant trees over a sheet of plastic to encourage
> shallow rooting but haven't always done that.  It can take up to 30 minutes
> to dig up a single tree and we are digging today and will be able to until
> the ground freezes.  I believe the compost and mulch dressing reduces the
> chance of winter injury.  Cycles of freeze and thaw could otherwise be a
> problem.
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