Root management is a process that requires attention each time the tree is shifted into a larger container. Just as the horticultural practices in the greenhouse and liner stages are critical to producing a healthy root system, all the following shifts are equally important. Depending on the final container size of the tree, a tree can be shifted up to 5 different times before reaching its final container size.
Each shift is an opportunity to inspect the root ball and apply root enhancement techniques that will ensure a healthy and vigorous root system in the final container size.
Today, our root management process impacts every stage of production, from the greenhouse liner to the 1400 gallon tree. Implementation of this process is monitored, documented and then audited by a third party. This allows us to certify our trees and provide the end-user assurance that Cherrylake trees will not only look beautiful in the landscape, but also perform after transplant and thrive for generations to come.