TITLE

Roots Gone Wrong

AUTHOR(S)
Fech, John C.
PUB. DATE
November 2014
SOURCE
Tree Services;Nov2014, Vol. 10 Issue 11, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the importance of ensuring the growth and development of a root system in the overall plant health. Topics discussed include the strategies on how to maintain the root system which include determining the soil texture, structure, and moisture conditions, proper planting procedures, and mulching.
ACCESSION #
110485690

 

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