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Author(s):Schnelle, Mike
Title:Caring for trees in the landscape
Source:Oklahoma Turf. Vol. 8, No. 2, Summer 1990, p. 1.
Publishing Information:Stillwater, OK: Oklahoma Turfgrass Research Foundation, Inc., in cooperation with the Oklahoma State University Division of Agriculture
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Trees; Landscaping; Root growth; Compaction; Tree root competition
Abstract/Contents:Points to remember regarding characteristics of tree root growth are as follows: 1) Roots can extend beyond the dripline; 2) Root depth is usually in the upper four feet of the soil profile; 3)grade changes and soil compaction during construction may lead to fatal results due to oxygen deprivation. "Trees can survive radical changes in their environment, but the stress makes them more vulnerable to disease and insect attack. Diseases and insects in turn lower vigor of the tree, which decreases foliage and root production, often leading to a slow death of the tree." Since it has been shown that fine root development of many different tree species is inhibited when growing in association with turf, always keep a turf and weed free diameter of at least four feet around newly planted trees.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Schnelle, M. 1990. Caring for trees in the landscape. Okla. Turf. 8(2):p. 1.
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