"Excellent replies. Additional information in lines with Robert and Rob:
1. The tree is not necessarily planted at the correct depth. Without removing the burlap, the contractor could not have adequately checked the location of the root flare.…"
"Twine and burlap should be removed as Robert mentions. Regarding warranty of the plant as it relates to the LC, it all depends on what is written in the docs and specs. Some project require root shaving or corrections by the LC other simply reject…"
"Adding to what has already been posted: far too many b&b plants are coming out of nurseries with poor root systems or having been planted too beep in nursery We must be able to get a look at the root ball at planting in order to correct any…"
"The hole for the root ball should be large enough to get enough access to cut away the sides of the cage under most circumstances. Sometimes the burlap can be in degraded condition and the root ball weakened, so removing the basket and/or the burlap…"
"In my experience, the burlap is biodegradable - part of the point - but I mostly work with stock out of the pacific northwest. Everything should definitely be removed from the trunk and the top 1/3 of the rootball should be exposed - cut the twine…"
One should always remove the "burlap" not really burlap these days as it is more often than not synthetic and therefore not degradable as is the same for the twine. Always cut these away and remove to well below the root zone of the…"
"Robert-Definitely green side up, so that's good.....and the tree is still alive!
The main reason for the post is to see what people's opinions are regarding the twine, burlap and wire, removal or not, and why. I personally…"
"Not sure where you want us to start? It looks like they got the depth right and the green side is up! Is the tree still alive? That would be important to note as it surely will not last much longer. The rope and fabric around the ball will…"
"I've been following this discussion for a while and agree with just about everything said. I know, shocking, that I agree and no argument.
There is something that has been said throughout the discussion, that's qualifying. I think the…"
"When someone gives a $600 proposal to design a half million dollar job it is telling me that there was no confidence, or at least extreme doubt, that this client valued design. Subconsciously, the client did not pass the pre-qualifying screening,…"
"I personally wouldn't draw anything for that fee with the only exception when I feel I can create something special for the client and have some artistic freedom... AND I like the clients otherwise I wouldn't get out of bed for that fee.…"
"Know what you are worth and charge what you are worth. If you don't get work, re-assess what you are worth or re-assess the market that you are trying to work in.
If the market does not accept you or me, we have to assess why and…"
"Another thing that we can sometimes not realize is that just because we have a lot of value as individual LAs or as firms, it does not mean that everything that we touch gets the benefit of that value. Sometimes we are just not worth the…"
Trump promises a lot of deregulation, a lot of infrastructure building, jobs, economic growth, and, he's an experienced developer... so how do you think his presidency will impact our profession? Will we see more projects coming in? Less red tape?…Continue
To ALL young LA's who are in the process of creating your OWN LA "Start-Up" Firm....and have less than 5 years of professional design "experience".I am, J. Robert (Bob) Wainner....and have been practicing Landscape Architecture since…Continue