Container Gardening

Advantages of Container Grown Trees

Anonymous added on January 30, 2013 | Answered

I'm doing a landscaping job and would like to know the advantages of using container grown trees over ball trees. I would also like to know the disadvantages of staking all the trees.

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Answered on January 30, 2013

Advantages of container grown trees over B&B:
more maneuverable
easier to have been kept watered
rootball less likely to break open
Disadvantage of container grown over B&B
can become too rootbound, will have to loosen roots
depending on trunk diameter, 2 or 3 stakes. use aluminum wire with
section of old water hose over wire where touching trunk
do not stretch wire taut, leave a little loose
leave stakes 2-3 years depending on tree size
not as attractive in landscape, but important to tree

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