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Roots at proper depth in the landscape

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Set the root ball at the appropirate depth in the landscape to establish plants quickly. Trees set too deep in the landscape often become unthrifty soon after planting because 1) roots can not access adequate oxygen, 2) roots can be cut off from adequate moisture, and 3) roots may remain too wet in poorly drained soils.

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root ball set correctly?

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root ball set correctly!

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closeup of proper depth

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expose top-most root

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ready for mulch?

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berm needed?

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soil berm

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tree too deep