Is Root Loss Ratio Better With Smaller Balled And Burlapped Trees

Question From: ILLINOIS
Q: when buying a balled and burlap tree is it better to purchase a smaller tree about 10 feet tall vs. a larger tree about 20 feet tall? Will the ratio of the tree size to the root loss be less on the smaller tree?

A: The smaller tree will quickly catch up to the 20 footer and yes the ratio of root loss is less on the smaller tree. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.