Spring 2011. Auguring holes to plant bare root trees.
Bare root stock planted in the High Caliper Grow Bags
Two years later, September 2013 – Pacific Sunset Maples that were planted in spring of 2011. Approx. 60mm
2013 Rows of Pacific Sunset Maples
September 2013 – Sunburst Honey locust planted in spring 2011
September 2013 – Crimson King Maples & Sugar Maples planted in spring 2011
September 2013 – Harvested Sugar Maples that were planted in spring 2011
September 2013 – Sugar Maple root system. 80%+ roots contained in Root Bag
Buildup of carbohydrates contained within the Root Bag. This is stored food to develop root growth when this tree is planted in its final destination.
Getting ready to transplant the Sugar Maple from an 18” Root Bag to a 30” Root Bag on September 6-2013
18” Root Bag – Sugar Maple showing exposed feeder roots on the bottom. These were cleaned off.
Sugar Maple transplanted from the 18” Root Bag to the 30” Root Bag
You can see the edge of the area of the 18” bag. There is 6” from the 18” to 30” circumference. This was planted on Sept 6, 2013
October 20th, 2013, 7 weeks later, the 30” Root Bag was cut to expose any new roots. You can see the NEW roots have grown to the edge of the 30” Root Bag. This is the same around the 30” bag.
Pealing back the soil exposes the new fibrous root structure in only 7 weeks.
Most field planted trees would be in such distress, that there would be very little root growth.
More fibrous roots.
This is a harvested tree where the soil has been washed away to show the root development. As you can see, there is quite a network of fibrous roots contained within the bag.