Did You Know? Tree Roots


I’m thinking of making the “Did You Know” posts a recurring theme for Mondays. Let me know what you think at stacey@midatlanticgardening.com or leave me a comment.

Did You Know that tree roots extend out much further than the drip line of the tree? It’s a common misconception that trees only have roots out that far but the truth is they have roots that go much further. It’s important to remember that as you consider construction and other home projects. You may not think that installing an asphalt or concrete driveway near your trees will cause them any harm, but think again. Also consider your trees before trenching (for fencing or irrigation systems) or tilling in an area that could compete with your trees. I’ve found a really great blog with awesome pictures detailing a root and how far it reaches out.


Check it out and let me know what you think at stacey@midatlanticgardening.com.


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