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How to Plant Bare Root Trees  

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I heard that soaking the roots in a bucket for several hours prior to planting helps. Is this a valid point?
 
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Thoughts on your question but no definite answer here
I’ve heard that as well. These I ordered had the weird jelly on them not sure what that stuff is (probably not very permieish) so the root we’re quite moist.
I usually try to saturate the soil so much to push out air bubbles that the roots should be almost as moist as soaking them.
Last thought we on it, but I’ve heard (not sure where) that you want to leave any soil that came with you plants to add an microbes that that plant had a relationship with were it was previously grown.
I’ve planted bare roots in the past with success but still am by far no real expert.
 
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