A minimum of 1.5-inch caliper at six inches above ground level
At least 8-10 feet high
Healthy grown nursery stock
All trees shall have a single, straight trunk and a well-developed leader with tops and roots characteristic of the species cultivar or variety. All trees must be free of insects, diseases, mechanical injury, and other objectionable features when planted.
Bare root stock shall leave a root system sufficient to ensure survival and healthy growth. Balled and burlap stock shall leave a natural sound ball sufficient to ensure survival and healthy growth. All trees that are grafted are to be grafted at a minimum height of seven inches above ground level.