Growbags are Green!

This entry was posted by Jim on Saturday, 12 September, 2009 at

The use of growbags continue to impress us. They are definitely the new ‘green’ way to grow trees trees. The rootballs are smaller, so easier and lighter to move and transport, smaller equipment is needed to dig, load and ship, more can be moved in the same vehicle, and less soil is lost in the production field, all good for the environment. Some question the small size of the rootball relative to the size of the tree.  This works because you get more roots per square inch of rootball.  The roots end up being more concentrated, because before planting, the bare root tree rootsystem is pruned back to fit into the growbag without touching the sides of the bag.  You get the new roots that start inside the bag, instead of being cut off like some other production methods.  Rootballs are also more solid, less likely to crack and breakup during shipping.  Buyers tell us that once they understand the system they love and prefer them.

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