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Burlap FAQs

General Frequently Asked Questions About Burlap

Burlap is used frequently in the nursery industry for plant and tree root applications. See below for a list of the most frequently asked questions about burlap. Still have questions? Contact us here or by calling 1-800-382-8473.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the difference between 7-oz. and 10-oz. burlap?
2. What is the difference between plain burlap and treated burlap?
3. Does your burlap have seams?
4. Does your burlap have finished edges?


1. What is the difference between 7-oz. and 10-oz. burlap?
7-oz. and 10-oz. refer to the weight of the burlap per square yard. 10-oz. burlap is heavier and more durable because it is more tightly woven than 7-oz. burlap.

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2. What is the difference between plain burlap and treated burlap?
Treated burlap is treated with copper ammonia. This treatment makes the burlap last longer because it is more resistant to pests and rot. Like plain burlap, it is environmentally friendly and biodegradable.


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3. Does your burlap have seams?
The majority of burlap squares and rolls in widths less than or equal to 72" will not have seams. Burlap squares and rolls greater than 72" in width will have seams.


4. Does your burlap have finished edges?
No. Because burlap squares are cut, they will appear frayed. The edges of burlap rolls will be smoother, but they are not finished.


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