Many of the problems that we see with younger trees are the result of improper selection and poor planting techniques. At Guardian, we take great care in selecting healthy trees with good structure that will be well-suited to their sites. When planting we remove as much of the burlap, twine, and wire basket as possible. This allows us to inspect the trees’ root systems for decay, disease, injury, under-development, and girdling roots. Damaged and circling roots can then be pruned out prior to planting to ensure long-term health.