Thursday, March 25, 2010

Healthy Roots

As mentioned in my book Roots Demystified, Change Your Gardening Habits to Help Roots Thrive, if led by available moisture and nutrition, a tree may tunnel its roots through soil space ranging from an area one-half wider than the dripline to as much as three times further. A deep sandy soil offers little resistance to growing roots and allows for root exploration of three or more times the width of the tree.

This oak tree has mulch out to the dripline of the tree. While not the ideal it sure is a great improvement over how most developers treat native trees. This is the best example I have seen. It is located at a public community center. The sign offers great educational advice.

Unlike the dying tree in the previous blog (3-24-10), this oak trees is thriving.


Let me know what you think.Visit my web site to learn about my new book on drip irrigation and other gardening books.NOTE: The comments section at the bottom of the post has disappeared. Click on the "___ Comments" button or the title under the "Blog Archives". Thanks, Robert

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