JM Burgundy Lace (Roots)

gardenbug(8b)April 9, 2011

This is my first ever tree. It's growing lovely so far. However today when I was checking the soil I noticed that the roots (very fine) are growing up into the top part of the soil instead of growing down below the soil. I thought maybe I had piled too much soil at the base, so I just lightly removed some of the soil and added fresh rotted bark mulch, just enough to cover those very fine roots.

Will my tree be okay? Why do the roots grow like this? Can someone please shed a little light on this for me? Thank you all.

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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

I'm not sure I understand either the problem, nor the solution. I might need a pic. Was the soil level above the root flare?

tj

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 5:58PM
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gardenbug(8b)

Yes,you've got it. The soil level was above the root flare.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 9:40PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Depending upon a) how deep the root flare is, b) how big the tree is and c) how long ago it was planted, I would consider raising the plant (in late fall) up to its proper elevation.

tj

    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 6:50PM
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