Roots near graft of bare root

mpalermoMarch 23, 2013

I just received some bare root apple trees. I noticed that one of the trees has some small roots growing out of it right near the graft union. The roots are about 1/2 inch below the graft. I don't want to bury tree so deep that the soil gets up to the graft. Is it okay to cut those small roots off and leave the graft a couple inches above the soil line?

Any advice?

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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

Sure, you can do it this way.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 12:58AM
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alan haigh

Just plant it with graft union 2 or 3" above soil line and don't worry about drying out some small roots- no harm done.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 7:16AM
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Okay, thanks for the help.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 8:10PM
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