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Root Morphology and Conflict Stress - Slide 4

These embedded and girdling roots may have resulted from planting pot-bound trees years ago, or from planting too deep. Often when roots are buried too deep at planting, they grow to the surface (for more oxygen) and end up encircling or running parallel to the stem.
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