Girdling Roots

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by 0money, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. 0money

    0money LawnSite Member
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    Posts: 62

    I read a thread on girdling roots on this site and would like to know exactly what this can do to a tree if its not fixed ?
     
  2. Kohls Landscaping Co

    Kohls Landscaping Co LawnSite Member
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    Girdling roots grow around the trunk of a tree and restrict the movement of water and nutrients. Eventually it can kill the tree...

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  3. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,563

    as the roots grow in a circular patters and then increase in diameter they squeeze the root ball.

    wrap an uninflated inner tube tube loolely around your neck, then inflate.....
     

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