PHC Roots Tree Saver

Roots Tree Saver puts back into the soil, what man-made landscapes have taken away. Tree Saver contains beneficial mycorrhizal fungi that work to create a secondary root system that provides a dramatic increase in the plant's ability to extract water and mineral elements from the soil. This is critical for the quick establishment of a new tree or shrub.

  • Improves trees and shrubs likelihood to establish quickly
  • Inoculates soil with mycorrhizal fungi and beneficial bacteria
  • Terra-Sorb ingredient holds more water in root zone
  • Provides humic acids that can improve nutrient uptake
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Product Details

ROOTS® PHC® Tree Saver® is a comprehensive soil inoculant combining mycorrhizal fungi,
beneficial rhizosphere bacteria and Myconate® (formononetin), a naturally occuring isoflavone
that increases root colonization by VA mycorrhizal (VAM) fungi. Also included are Roots® PHC® Terra-Sorb® hydrogels to hold moisture in the root zone, humic acids and various microbial
*Covered by US Patents 5,002,603; 5,085,682; 5,691,275; 5,981,775.

Mix into the backfill when transplanting trees and shrubs. Follow application rates based on the diameter of the planting hole, or on stem caliper according to the chart below. Mix product in a ringshaped volume of soil around the upper portion of the root ball, extending from the soil surface to a depth of about 8 inches and extending from the root ball outward about 8 inches.


Use one 3oz packet per tree or one 3oz packet for two 3 gallon shrubs.


Avoid breathing dust. Gloves recommended. Wash hands after handling. Keep out of reach of children.


Store at temperatures between 50° and 90° F in a dry place away from direct sunlight. 



Active Ingredients
Ectomycorrhizal Fungi........................

200,000 spores/g Pisolithus tinctorius VA Endomycorrhizal (VAM) Fungi......... 2.9 spores/g Entrophospora columbiana

2.9 spores/g Glomus clarum
2.9 spores/g Glomus etunicatum 2.9 spores/g Glomus intraradices

200,000 spores/g 11.6 spores/g

Rhizosphere Bacteria........................... 1.7 Million cfu /g 380,000 cfu/g Bacillus licheniformis
380,000 cfu/g Bacillus megaterium

90,000 cfu/g Bacillus polymyxa 380,000 cfu/g Bacillus subtilis 380,000 cfu/g Bacillus pumilus

90,000 cfu/g Paenibacillus azotofixans
Potassium Polyacrylate ................................. 33.300% Humic acids (derived from Leonardite) ........ 10.500% Formononetin ................................................. 0.007%

MICROBIAL NUTRIENTS......................... 28.9%
23.6% Seaweed Meal (
derived from Ascophyllum nodosum)

5.3% Maltodextrin

INERT INGREDIENTS ............................ 27.293% 17.600% Greensand

5.800% Leonardite extract (other than humic acids) 2.870% USP Mineral Oil
1.000% Kaolin clay
0.023% Talc


Additional Information

Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! 

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I used this product in the fall and it worked. My tree rooted in faster and since I'm a gardner, I dug up some of the roots to check and noticed that there were more roots than the other tree that I didn't use it on.
June 20, 2016
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recommendation from the web site
Viktoriya V on Oct 15, 2017
The soil in my area is not the best
Lori K on Oct 6, 2017
recommendation from the web site
Viktoriya V on Oct 15, 2017
To be beneficial for my Crape Myrtle
Sherie Ginsburg G on Oct 13, 2017
The soil in my area is not the best
Lori K on Oct 6, 2017
I thought it would be good for the roots of my tree
Brice M on Oct 4, 2017
Want the tree to establish its root system quickly.
Stacey T on Sep 30, 2017
to help root development
Jerry P on Jul 26, 2017
Recommended by technical support.
Paul G on Jun 28, 2017
Recommended by customer service rep
richard k on May 10, 2017
Purchased a lovely flowering tree and like any child you want the best for it right?
Lisa M on May 8, 2017
To try to insure sustainability
Allen K on May 7, 2017
I want the tree to thrive.
Fred S on Apr 2, 2017
I wanted nothing but the best for my tree in helping it to grow healthy.
Anna F on Feb 2, 2017
Recommended by Maria in customer service at The Planting Tree
Christina L on Oct 17, 2016
This was highly recommended.
Jamie F on Oct 9, 2016
Thought we would see if this help us grow the Oak we just bought.
Justin H on Sep 18, 2016
It claims to make your shrub grow twice as fast.
Elsa R on Aug 18, 2016
To be beneficial for my Crape Myrtle
Sherie Ginsburg G on Oct 13, 2017
I thought it would be good for the roots of my tree
Brice M on Oct 4, 2017
is tree saver good for planting juniper shrubs and trees?
leslie d on Aug 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: yes, definitely - it is literally good for anything with roots. Such a great product. As a horticulturist I highly recommend it. It offers a higher rate of success when planting.
How many packets are included in one (1) purchase/order?
Miquel R on Oct 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 1 packet which treats 1 tree or 3 small plants.
Can I use this product on struggling yet "established" bushes/shrubs?
Miquel R on Oct 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is meant to be put in the soil when planting and digging up around struggling shrubs probably wouldn't be a great idea. You are probably better off using a good slow release fertilizer or testing your soil to see what is deficient and adjust and amend for the shrubs you have.
How can I safely add the Roots Trees Saver product to a baby tree I already planted?
Ben D on Apr 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, just be gentle so you don't damage the roots.
I have a volunteer sapling from my flowering crab tree and a dwarf lilac bush I would like to transplant them into another area in my yard. I live in Kentucky and we are still having exceptionally warm winter and always like to plant transplant in the fall because of low maintenance of watering.
I also had read that using epson salts into the soil during transplanting takes the shock and trama away from the root. Do have any advice on that?
Thank you.
Charlotte B on Nov 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We recommend just doing the transplant without any epson salts. The tree saver packet works wonders! The most important part is keeping it watered for a transplant
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