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There were no roots evident where the trunk met the root ball. This indicated that the point where the top-most root meets the trunk might have been too deep in the root ball. The black media on the ground to the left of the container was just removed from the top of the container to expose the top-most root and the swollen root flare. After cutting the circling roots growing at the base of the trunk, this tree is ready for planting.