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Girdled Tree Root

Discussion in 'Plant Health' started by retired_guy, May 16, 2019.

  1. retired_guy

    retired_guy New Member

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    Should I remove this girdled tree root? The tree is a Cedar Elm about 6 years old.

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    ATH Addicted to ArboristSite

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    If it is from the same tree it will graft together. Root tissue and root tissue will graft, not girdle. The problem is when trunk tissue and root tissue meet, they won't graft. I'd leave it.
     
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    Thank you - exactly what I needed to know. Appreciate the feedback!
     
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    Coalsmoke ArboristSite Operative

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    Just wanted to say that’s a very good and interesting answer!


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  5. TNTreeHugger

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    Did not know that. TY! :)
     

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