Do You Plant Balled Evergreens With the Wire Basket Attached?

One method of preparing evergreens for sale and planting is to dig the tree or shrub so that a large ball of soil is left around the roots. The ball is then wrapped in burlap and secured. If a wire basket was used, the University of Minnesota Extension advises to remove as much wire as possible, but do not let the soil ball fall apart.

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Marie Notnats enjoys learning about new topics and teaching people new skills. She has been writing professionally since 2008. She is a professional horticulturist with a Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture from Brigham Young University. She writes for,, eHow, and assorted gardening blogs.