It’s hard to believe the year is flying by so quickly and after a super busy season on the nursery and here we are with the Rootballed season being upon us ALREADY!
The semi-mature trees that we have planted in out own fields, are allowed to grow in open ground and so the have are healthy and with great root structures and as more mature trees they have been allowed to grow over a good number of years with the right amount of care, pruning and special care to their root structure, if the roots are allowed to grow too extensively it will not only make the tree too hard to move it will also mean the root structure is not as strong although this and some careful pruning does mean the head is not as big as if it was left to it’s own devices this is to the benefit of the tree long term and does make it an awful lot easier to move the trees to their new homes too. We are the premier supplier in Ireland of Rootballed and Mature trees to the General Public and so our range is extensive and we have a large supply, making sure we always have availability of what you want is imperative to us.
Why do we Rootball Trees and Hedging?
Once a tree reaches a certain size it requires the stability of a Rootball to ensure it has the best possible start, that is usually 14-16cm in deciduous trees and dependent on size but is usually the case for most Evergreen Trees. These trees are specially selected and then lifted from the field and these trees have their root system carefully enclosed and held in place with hessian, which ensures the soil remains in contact with the roots throughout lifting, transportation and planting operations. Our root-ball trees have been prepared by being ‘undercut’ i.e. root pruned or transplanted several times (every 3 years for Deciduous and 4 years for Evergreen) to encourage the development of a fibrous root system. Don’t worry we won’t charge you extra for some of our fab Caragh Soil!!
Rootballed Hedging is lifted in the same way and is for more mature hedging and also for the majority of Evergreen Hedges, again this encourages the best possible root system for your mature and Evergreen Hedging plants. As one of the leading suppliers of Rootballed and Mature Hedging in Ireland we have a great selection including Laurel, Portuguese Laurel, Box, Yew, Conifers and much more.
What are the benefits of Buying Rootballed Hedging for you?
The hessian and wire are biodegradable and therefore there is no packaging waste to dispose of The cost of a rootballed tree can be less than a containerised tree They’re easy to handle when planting They have a good establishment rate as they’re planted in the dormant winter months
Some Planting Tips for Rootballed Trees
Follow the same criteria as for containerised and bare root plants. Please see the planting guide on our website Do not remove the hessian or wire. The hessian will naturally rot down allowing the root system to develop. The wire will break down soon after planting Leaving the hessian in place helps to maintain the completeness of the root system
As the season has caught me off guard yet again I better be away and get all the new stock on the website but for now all our rootballed trees and hedging are available to order and lifted accordingly. Next week we will look at which options of trees are best for each circumstance, until then happy gardening and remember that time spent in the garden is beneficial to mind and body.