Magnolia tree just planted - question

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  1. cassie7890

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    We planted the magnolia and discovered it had wire basket around it. An arborist said this is good..... is that right?
     
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    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    Where is this wire basket...around the tree's roots?
     
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    Yes, underneath
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    There is nothing good about a tree placed in its final planting site having wire around it. A fully informed arborist would not state that it was good that there was a wire cage between the roots and the soil outside the rootball.
     
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    You're wrong
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Care to expand on why you think this might be the case?
     
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    It was confirmed by two reputable nurseries that the tree should be planted in the ground with the basket
     
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