Many trees and shrubs purchased over the internet are shipped to customers as bare root trees. These young trees are shipped with no soil around their roots and without a container (such as a plant pot). Even though they are shipped without soil, these trees are often very healthy and quick to establish in their new environment.
Many people choose to buy bare root trees simply because they can establish themselves faster than conventionally-shipped options. Bare root trees are also less expensive than conventionally-packaged trees in pots. Another benefit is that a greater variety of trees are available in bare root form due to their ease of shipping from far-away locations.
Once you’ve found a great type of tree to order, there are a few important steps to follow to ensure your tree has the best start when you plant it in your yard. For an in-depth description of how to care for and plant your bare root tree (plus a free printable), check out the full post over at HomefortheHarvest.com: