Cherry trees have a very shallow root system. While a few trees grow very deep root systems, most have roots that only grow 12 to 16 inches deep – and cherry tree roots do not usually grow this deep.
The roots of a cherry tree have two main functions. Larger roots anchor the tree to the ground and transport nutrients and water to the rest of the tree. Smaller feeder roots pull nutrients and water from the soil, and then send it to the larger roots. Since these larger roots are shallower and more vertical than many other trees, they can cause damage to concrete and landscaping. It is best to plant cherry trees where there's plenty of space because of their shallow roots.Learn More
Integrated Pest Management states that browning needles on a blue limber pine tree are a symptom of needle blight. Needle blight is also called red band disease and mainly affects limber pines in the Midwest.Full Answer >
Colorado blue spruce can be fertilized when first planted or in early spring before the growth season, according to Garden Guides. Slow-release fertilizer should be sprinkled around the base of the tree, leaving a margin of 8 inches between the fertilized area and the trunk. Use a rake to work the fertilizer into the soil, and then water the area to ensure that the fertilizer seeps down into the roots.Full Answer >
According to Jeld-Wen, knotty alder is a wood species that has a rustic look, a uniform texture and a pronounced grain. It is an ideal choice of wood for staining.Full Answer >
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