Kelby Taylor wrote:I wish I knew where this misconception about taproots came from. Trees (99% of them, excluding oaks and pines) do not have what most think of as a tap root that will stretch many feet under the soil reaching groundwater. Yes, seedlings punch down a 12" root which will seem dramatic in proportion to the aboveground growth, but it does not continue. This is a survival mechanism for seedlings to get a deeper root system than most weeds so they can compete and survive in their first few years.
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