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Jose Reymondez
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Does anyone know of a good resource that lists trees, shrubs, perennials, etc and lists their general rooting patterns: taproot, heart root, etc?
 
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I can't say I know of any resources that list general rooting patterns in the way you're looking for, but I know there are lists of urban trees that breaks down the likelyhood of infrastructure (sidewalks, foundations, etc.) damage. Let me know if you're interested and I'll see what I can drag up.
 
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There might be some details in the USDA Plant Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/
 
Jose Reymondez
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Michael, I'm looking more in to trees and shrubs that I would use in a food forest. I don't know if urban trees would apply and I don't want to make you drag something up that might not apply
 
Leon Elt
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Vol 2 of Edible Forest Gardens by D. Jacke and E. Toensmeier - there is a huge (27 pages) table listing properties of various edible plants, including their root patterns.
 
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