Tree Researcher Visits Knecht’s

Last week, nationally recognized tree researcher, Gary Johnson, from the University of Minnesota came to Knecht’s Nurseries for the second time this summer to purchase trees.   Gary is well known as an expert in why trees fail in urban landscapes, and what makes other trees healthy and long lived.

Gary Johnson’s research shows that poor root structure causes a very large percentage of tree failures, and is frequently asked to educate horticultural industry professionals on the best practice to use to assure good, healthy trees in our landscape.  Here at Knecht’s we are on the leading edge of the industry, using specially  constructed air root pruning pots to produce container trees that have root systems that are well formed and will have long and healthy lives once planted.

To educate landscape architects, designers, landscapers, property managers and master gardeners, Gary obtains air root pruned trees from us to show attendees at confereences how well formed a tree root system can be when properly grown in air pruning containers with the best techniques.  We are pleased and proud to be able to offer these same excellent container trees to our retail and landscaping customers.

Stop in today, and we’d be happyto show you just how Knecht’s Nurseries produces container trees with the very best root systems.  These trees will establish and grow more quickly than trees produced in conventional pots.

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2 thoughts on “Tree Researcher Visits Knecht’s”

  1. 2 years ago this fall I planted a 10-11 ft. flaming red maple without scoring the root bulb. At the time I wasn’t aware of the importance. It has grown very little if at all. Is it too late to go in and try to score it now?

  2. If this tree is not growing at all – you could dig it up the first week of April before the leaves come out – score the roots – cut through anything that is circling and re-plant. There is some risk involved in doing this – but if it’s not doing well the way it is – it may be worth the risk of root pruning it. You would definitely need to tree it as a newly planted tree once you have done this. Good luck.

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