Using Native Soil To Plant Trees

Q: On the radio, you told a listener they should remove most of the soil the tree has around its roots before planting. You said use only native soil to fill around the roots. 

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

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