Orange tree roots?

woodywoodchuck(Wake Forest, NC 7)March 23, 2006

I was tilling behind the house in Wake Forest, NC last night and hit what looked to be an orange 3/4" garden hose. After untangling it from the tiller it turned out to be a root. Color and striations exactly like a carrot, very flexible and the core is yellow. Any ideas what it might be from?

John

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pfmastin(8 N. Carolina)

My Loblolly Pines have red/orange roots. :)

Pam

    Bookmark   March 23, 2006 at 11:16AM
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woodywoodchuck(Wake Forest, NC 7)

Excellent, thank you for solving the mystery! There was just such a diversity of trees to check. - John

    Bookmark   March 23, 2006 at 11:38AM
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tamelask(z8a NC)

mulberry also have saffron colored roots.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2006 at 10:15PM
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byrdlady(7b NC)

Mahonia/ grape hollies have orangy roots.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2006 at 7:36AM
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woodywoodchuck(Wake Forest, NC 7)

At least I know it was not poisionous. My lab had a great time digging/tearing it out of the ground and tossing it around the yard. Two days later and she is still around. She is such a big help.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2006 at 3:38PM
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officialy-mike-forever_hotmail_com

My apple trees roots are orange and when I move them my german sheppard barks and crys and tries to pull me away if I try to pull it out, I think its from pipes ...

    Bookmark   April 18, 2011 at 8:07PM
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