Tree-spade method increases survival rate of transplanted trees

01/20/2011 | Times Record News (Wichita Falls, Texas)

Parks and Recreation personnel in Wichita Falls, Texas, have eschewed the "ball and burlap" method for transplanting trees and now favor the "tree spade" method. The city crews make use of a special spade that shapes tree roots into a cone, and with the same equipment, they dig a cone-shaped planting hole where the tree's roots fit perfectly. The method has made tree transplant work more efficient and it led to an increased survival of trees in the city.

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