All trees grown at Athens Tree Farm have been grown from seeds or cuttings in certified Root-Maker® containers (Designed by Dr. Carl Whitcomb). These unique containers promote prolific root branching at all stages and prevent ALL ROOT CIRCLING! Our thick fibrous energy filled Rootballs allow each tree to grow even faster and better than trees growing in nature.
Athens Tree Farm has about 1,000,000 trees in production on 600 acres, with roughly 100,000 Certified Root-Maker® trees available for sale at any given time. Athens Tree Farm currently has over 500,000 root-building containers and are continually opening up new fields to grow and sell additional trees.
See in the photos below the difference between a typical rootball grown by competitors versus a Rootmaker® Rootball grown by Athens Tree Farm.
THE DIFFERENCE IS ASTOUNDING!
You can see the unwanted circling roots in the typical competitor rootball from trees grown in conventional smooth wall containers.
Plants with inferior root systems, like a circling rootball, are typically slow to establish after transplanting due to the minimal amount of small roots that are accessible. Due to the circling pattern in these roots, they are susceptible to pathogens, drought or other environmental stresses.
Competitors' CIRCLING rootball
A typical example of most competitors’ CIRCLING rootball
Athens Tree Farm Rootball
Classic example of an Athens Tree Farm Rootball
In this photo, you can see the competitor’s typical 2 year old tree with minimal roots on the left, VERSUS Athens Tree Farm’s 2 year old tree on the right with roots that exceed competitor’s roots by the thousands.
Rootball Comparison at 2 years
Competitor (left) vs. Athens Tree Farms’ Rootmaker Rootballs (right