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Animal & Plant Health Protection
Plant Health

Tree Spade Operators' Care of Stock

Successful transplants are dependent mainly upon proper planting procedures and care. Distribution of nursery stock which is nonviable, mislabeled, or infested with plant pests, shall be deemed a violation of the Plant Protection and Plant Pest Act. Section 2-10,115. Nonviable plants are those not capable of germination or living and developing under normal growing conditions into a plant which would be typical in height, spread, caliper, dimension, condition, quality, and age of plant of that species. The following are guidelines for care of newly transplanted nursery stock.

Preparation of the Receiving Hole

Digging the Tree

Care After Transplanting


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