Tree Planting – Remove Wire Cage?

Q: I just had a local nursery plant Trident maples in my landscape. They planted them with the heavy wire cages around the root ball. Is that OK?

A: I think it’s more important to remove the burlap when planting balled-and-burlapped trees. If that was done completely, the wire cage should pose no problem for tree growth.

Planting B&B Trees

tree planting root ball burlap removed

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