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Wire Basketed Root Balls

Subject: Wire Basketed Root Balls
From: Adam Hollis
Date: Apr 18 2006 21:25:07

On 18 Apr 2006, at 21:26, uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info wrote:

Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2006 03:59:22 EDT

The stuff I seem to have found is what I would call 'chicken-wire' and is
easily cut with pliers or even secateurs. Mind you sometimes this is
galvanised....

There seems to be a cultural difference between the American and Europeans here? Big is better? "You can keep your wussy little millimetres, gimme inches
every time!"

I think you've just got to use a bit of common sense here; if the wire looks durable then you'd better cut it. And remember that baler twine (that nylon string stuff used to tie up straw bales) lasts nearly forever so cut that as
well!

Bill.


Bill

Hi

The bigger wire may also have something to do with the bigger rootball.

My experience is that they use proper rootballs in the States that dwarf the ones we're used to in UK and Europe.

Chicken wire is fine around a football, not so good around a small piece of real estate.

Regards

Adam

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