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Question: 847-4512
Can uprooted trees and shrubs be saved? Charlotte, Narragansett, RI

Mort's Answer:
Smaller trees can be saved by home owners by digging a trench on the ruptured roots side. Soil taken out of the trench can be replaced after roots are cut with loppers. A collar can be made about two-thirds up the plant. A wire or rope can run through the collar of burlap or heavy cloth to protect the bark. Larger trees should be handled by professionals. Tree and landscape companies will probably be busy removing trees. Back hoes will be needed on trees 10 feet or larger to dig out some of the roots. The back hoe can provide the power to pull the tree upright. If the ground is not wet enough, a second trench on the fallen side may be necessary.

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