The Root of the Problem

The Root of the Problem

Healthy plants start with a healthy root system.  This is easy to appreciate when you are first purchasing plants and are able to examine the roots, but what about when it is growing in the ground? Read on to learn more about these very important structures. Surprising to many people is the fact that most Florida trees do not have tap roots. Our very shallow water table and compacted soils in urban areas mean that most tree roots are in the top 3-6” of soil. Picture the flat pancake of soil that is commonly seen when a tree falls. Keep this in mind when you consider digging under or near a tree because the fine roots will make this job very difficult.… Read Full Post
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