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To transplant trees and shrubs, prune off any dead or damaged roots before you plant. When planting, the hole should be large enough to accommodate the roots when they are spread out in their natural shape.
It is no longer recommended that you prune the top of trees and shrubs when transplanting. Research has found no evidence that this helps, and there is a possibility that such pruning removes carbohydrate reserves that the plant could use to grow new roots.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|