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Installation Instructions for Rootwell™ Products

Rootwell™ Pro-318 Installation Guide for Transplanted Trees

Rootwell Pro-318s are effective as a stand-alone system or connected to a low volume irrigation system. 100% of the water is store in the soil in the root zone. They create a permanent accessible pathway for deep root zone access for fertilizer, Mycorrhizae, air, and water.

The following instructions are for all tree species. The dimensions of each Rootwell Pro-318 are 18″ in length and 3″ in diameter.

  • Place three Rootwell Pro-318 devices evenly around the outside edge of the planting pit. For easy access, place one on a compass North position.
  • Position the Rootwell Pro-318 in the ground so the top is even with the ground surface outside the pit.
  • Remove the non-biodegradable materials completely from the root ball, cut down wire basket, and remove burlap from the top one half of the root ball.

Rootwell's installation guide transplanted trees

Rootwell™ Pro-318 Installation Guide for Existing Trees

Place a minimum of four Rootwells between 2.5 feet to 4 feet from the tree trunk as close to the root mass as possible.

Heavy soil compaction requires them to be placed closer to the trunk. For larger trees: position them approximately 6 feet apart in a circular manner. Place in a compass North, South, East, and West position for future access.

Rootwell Pro-318 installation guide for existing trees

Root Stick Installation Instructions

Recommended installation procedure:
The dimensions of each Root Sticks are: 10” length x 5/8” in diameter. Use an auger using ships auger attached to any common electric or battery operated drill to drill the hole to place it in the ground.

Roses:
Place two Root Sticks be used per plant, installed on either side of the plant.

Perennials:
Install two to four Root Sticks around each plant 2” to 4” from the plant ball.

Potted plants:
Place two to four Root Sticks be used for each gallon pot. Space between plants.

Vegetables:
Place two to four Root Sticks for each vegetable plant, spaced evenly around plant.

Supplemental root aeration for trees:
Root Sticks may be placed in zigzag pattern around a tree between trunk and drip line. One stick should be placed at one-foot intervals. The Root Stick can be used in conjunction with deep root feeding, placing the Root Stick in a void created by deep root feeder to provide aeration and increase overall effectiveness of fertilization.