The hedges are harvested within a few days of shipping. Our patented process for root pruning and hedge separating allows us to harvest plant material year-round. After 5 annual root prunings, the hedges are ready for harvest. The harvester gently lifts them from the ground and places them directly into their cardboard boxes for shipping and planting. The entire process prepares the hedges for a seamless transition from the soil at our farm to the soil at the new planting site, with little to no transplant shock.