ANSI A300 (Part 6)-2012 Planting and Transplanting
This part of the A300 standards applies to planting and transplanting trees, shrubs, palms, and other woody plants operations.
Part 6 Transplanting addresses:
- Plant and site inspection
- Timing of transplanting
- Determining the root ball size (for transplanting)
- Digging trees and shrubs
- Moving and Storage
- Digging the planting hole
- Planting woody plants
- Planting container stock
- Specific palm standatds
- Post-planting care
A300 transplanting standards recognize four basic transplanting methods:
- Balled and wrapped: Plants established in the ground that
have been prepared for transplanting by digging so that the soil
immediately around the roots remains undisturbed. The ball of earth
containing the roots of the plant is then bound up.
- Bare root (B.R.): Harvested plants from which the soil or growing medium has been removed.
- Boxed: A method for protecting roots that includes digging
a trench, constructing and installing a box around the roots, and then
using the box to lift, transport, and install the landscape plant.
- Tree spade: Equipment used to transplant large trees.
The correct planting depth of a tree is based on locating the trunk
flare and being certain that the bottom of the trunk flare is at finish
grade upon completion of the operation.
Part 6 Planting and Transplanting Resources: