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Stock Standards and Specifications

Ruppert Nurseries makes every effort to sell nursery stock that complies with the standards found in the most recent edition of the American Standard for Nursery Stock (ANSI Z60.1), the “Standard”.

The principal function of the Standard is to help buyers and sellers of nursery stock communicate with confidence by using a comprehensive and consistent set of measurement and specification nomenclature. Compliance with the Standard is an assurance that you receive nursery stock that is consistent and has been measured, sized and prepared for shipment in the manner you expect.

We are proud of this policy and encourage you to request adherence to the Standard from any other growers from whom you purchase nursery stock. If you need to purchase a copy of the Standard, contact ANLA Publications in Washington, D.C. at (202) 789-2900.

Rootball Specifications

BALL SIZE APPROXIMATE TRAILER LOAD
Deciduous Trees Evergreen Trees Ball Size Dimension Weight Per Trailer
1.5" 22" 5-6′ 20" 20" 20" x 18" 200 120
2.0" 24" 6-7′ 22" 24" 24" x 22" 280 80-100
2.5" 28" 7-8′ 24" 28" 28" x 24" 520 60-70
3.0" 32" 8-9′ 27" 32" 32" x 24" 690 50-60
3.5" 38" 9-10′ 30" 34" 34" x 26" 750 40-50
4.0" 42" 10-12′ 34" 38" 38" x 28" 1,050 20-30
4.5" 48" 12-14′ 38" 44" 44" x 30" 1,500 16-20
5.0" 54" 14-16′ 42" 52" 54" x 30" 3,000 10-14
6.0" 60" 16-18′ 46" 60" 60" x 36" 5,000 6-10
7.0" 70" 18-20′ 50" 72" 72" x44" 6,000 4-6
8.0" 80" 90" 90" x 54" 9,000 1-2