How to plant a Japanese Threadleaf Maple
I recently purchased a Green Japanese Threadleaf Maple and am having some trouble figuring out how to plant it. When looking at the trunk in relation to the ball, the trunk is not straight. It is in a diagonal direction to the ball, up and to the right if that makes sense. My question is this: Was it balled that way on purpose because when planted the trunk is not suppose to be straight, or was it balled sloppy and when in the ground the trunk should be straight. It would not be hard to plant it with the trunk straight, but there is a standard to how a Japanese Maple should traditionally look when planted.
Thanks in advance