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Old 07-30-2019, 10:03 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by havalotta View Post
I too find it best to plant asap direct to get them established as everytime you toy with a root system it adds to their stress when new tender roots break. Just untwist and keep them separated as you fill the hole. If they seem pretty set in their way pound a couple of sticks in to keep them from snapping back into a twist. That should do it. The stick will disintegrate and the roots should shoot forth away from the trunk as they should be. The weight of the soil will also help keep them in place.

As far as staking... It's recommended just as an aid in their beginning. They are removed once some establishment of their root system occurs encouraging it to gain its own....strength

I like your idea of using sticks to help keep the roots from going back into the way they have been accustomed to growing.
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