Watson, Gary W.
Hewitt, Angela M.

Distinguishing between Root System Architecture Changes and Planting Too Deep


Identifier
3.54039
Type
Article
Date created
2005
Abstract
Trees can, and do, leave the nursery with roots too deep in the root ball. Alteration of the architecture of structural roots by nursery production systems is only beginning to be recognized as a possible major contributor to deep structural roots. During nursery production, the primary root of young seedlings is pruned during transplanting, leading to the formation of an adventitious root flare. If this adventitious root flar is more than a few inches below the natural lcoation, and adjustments are not made during harvest from the nursery and replanting in the landscape, performance in the landscape will be reduced.
ISSN
Alternate Title
Proceedings of Trees and Planting: Getting the Roots Right
Page Number
1-5
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The Morton Arboretum (published by)