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RE: sapwood of roots - deterioration

Subject: RE: sapwood of roots - deterioration
From: Rupert Baker
Date: Aug 09 2019 13:15:36
I'd guess not, Philip; leaving aside differences in durability of different 
species, and the thickness/cross-sectional area of the root, it will depend 
to a great extent on the soil conditions in which the root grew - aeration, 
temperature, soil moisture content, and the presence or absence of decay 
organisms are all going to affect the rate of decay.
Atb
Rupert


-----Original Message-----
From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info On Behalf Of Philip Wilson
Sent: 08 August 2019 08:54
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: sapwood of roots - deterioration

I wonder if anyone can venture a view on the rate at which the sapwood of a 
woody root is expected to deteriorate following the death of the root.
Assuming a discrete time of death in one growing season, could it have become 
woolly and easily crumbled between the fingers 12 months later? Or is it more 
plausible that it would take longer than 12 months to reach this state?

Philip

 

 

 

 

 

 




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