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mbmango

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Root girdling
« on: September 14, 2022, 04:21:50 PM »
This Gold Nugget was planted almost 11 years ago, and I didn't know enough to pay attention to the roots at the time.

2 years ago, I noticed the smaller one crossing to the left, so cut that off, but I really should have cut it all the way back despite it already having merged with the lower root.  At this point, should I try to dig it out still?  Any options on the bigger one to the right of it going straight down?


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Re: Root girdling
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2022, 09:53:01 AM »
At that size, I think the large roots are primarily providing stability and feeder roots will balance themselves out through whatever remaining unblocked paths exist.  Personally I would leave it alone, though I am curious what others think here.

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Re: Root girdling
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2022, 10:47:29 AM »
I agree with Brian's assessment.  I also would  do nothing.  Looks OK.
 

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Re: Root girdling
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2022, 08:03:44 PM »
Thanks for the feedback!  At the current rate, I'm guessing the stub will be swallowed up in 2-3 years.

 

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