Fibrous Root System Development

Phillips, Leonard
March 2008
Arbor Age;Mar2008, Vol. 28 Issue 3/4, p18
Trade Publication
The article presents a discussion on developing tree root systems in order to improve tree health in city planning spaces. There are various reasons why trees do poorly in urban plantings, two of which are poor maintenance and the inability of nurseries to develop tree root systems ideal for urban conditions. There are eight options to develop ideal tree root systems, they include using herbicide pellets, mechanical root pruning, root suffocation and root-tip-trapping. Also discusses is containers for these trees.


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