How much water can a tree bring up from its roots in one day?
300 FOOT Redwoods can take in (and loose) over 500 Gallons in a day.
No, feeder roots cannot be removed with out killing the tree. If you remove them, it might take as long as 6 months or so to see the death of the tree. Feeder roots are about 2 to 4 inches below the dirt and they grow all the way out to the drip line area of the tree. If you put extra dirt on top of or cut into the feeder roots, you will suficate…
It is the small fiberous roots that get the nutrients and water from the soil, the larger roots are mainly for transporting the nutrients and water up to the tree. Each of the roots is responsible for a certain part of the tree. So if you were to cut off some roots, only the parts of the tree that they served would be affected.
Its basically too much of a good thing. The tree normally would not grow in a all water environment, but will still try. It will be stunted because the tree roots will not grow in search for water because water is all around. The tree needs dry soil to get nutrients out of the soil from bacterial decay. With the saturation of the ground, this air breathing bacteria cannot exist. Unless the tree is a…
Once a tree gets planted and watered, roots start to grow. As soon as the roots grow a little bit or lots (doesn't matter), the roots send the water to the tree. First of all, it's not supposed to go up to the tree. It stays underground and the roota make it grow. Water has nothing to do with going all the way up!
When a house's drainpipes are backed up from tree roots homeowners can blame which plant characteristic?
Covering most tree's roots will be harmful to the tree. It affects percolation of water down to the roots and also may affect the oxygen in the soil. It may also depend on what type of material you are covering the roots with. For example covering them with a sidewalk made of concrete will be much more harmful than a covering of mulch or grass(turf).