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Re: Depth of lime tree roots

Re: Depth of lime tree roots
Posted by: chris (IP Logged)
Date: September 19, 2007 07:59

It's generally reckoned that the majority of tree roots are in the first 600mm of soil. However, they can occur significantly deeper. A constraining factor is the availability of oxygen, and on dry clay soils cracking can occur that allows roots to get deeper.

You should not 'top' trees for any reason. If it is not in an appropriate place look at alternatives, but topping is an appalling practice. If you ever find a tree surgeon telling you a tree needs topping, find some one else. Take a look at

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|  Depth of lime tree roots John Norton 09/09/2007 08:52
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||  Re: Depth of lime tree roots chris 19/09/2007 07:59

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