Here's a really good example of a buried root flare. This is how a great deal of plants arrive from the nursery or grower. Inspection at time of installation is key!
The wire basket and burlap should be removed whenever possible!!! Yes i used three exclamation points. There are several reasons to get the basket off. It is not a difficult task and doesn't take much more time when planting a tree. There are a few simple steps that I would be willing to share with anyone who asks.
I always come across bad practices and poor workmanship. This blog will be ongoing and images will be a big part of this. Out of respect, I will not name or display the name of any other company related to a post.