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Planting and Transplanting Stresses - Slide 2

Transplant shock is aggravated when plants are put in holes barely big enough to squeeze the root ball in. In this example, the small hole is made worse by the fact that the soil is heavy, compacted clay. It will be very difficult for the regenerating root system to spread out at a normal rate.
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