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Clarifying usage of grades and standards: too deep

Frustrating issue: Trees planted too deeply in the root ball are rejected.

What grades and standards says: Nothing at all.

Summary statement: This issue is outside the scope of the document since it is not addressed at all. The Grades and Standards should not be used to reject trees that are planted too deeply in the root ball. You must address this issue in the planting specifications or in some other document because it is not in the Grades and Standards.