The Moana Grown difference begins with a healthy root system. Healthy trees have healthy roots that are white/tan, lush, abundant and thick enough to hold the shape of the pot. When comparing a Moana Grown #7 ornamental pear tree to the same tree from a local box store – the branches were thin and had an uneven canopy. The trunk was crooked, fragile and had less than a 1” caliber. The root structure was crumbling, dry and packed in a claylike material. It’s safe to say, you’ll have better results if you shop local and buy Moana Grown!