Step 2: Wrap the roots

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Photo: Ryan Benyi
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Position the root ball in the center of the burlap and gently lift its opposite corners. Use a square knot to tie the opposite sides together as tightly as you can next to the trunk. Do the same with the burlap’s other two free corners.
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