Q: On the radio, you told a listener they should remove most of the soil a tree
has around its roots before planting. You also said use only native soil to fill
around the roots, no amendments.
A: You should get a prize for actually listening to the details of the radio
show! What you heard is correct. Research shows that removing the planting
media and using native soil makes a huge difference in woody plant survival. I
wish everyone would try this like I have. I found a great presentation on the
process at bit.ly/GArootwash.