Redwood and Palm Root Systems
I have heard two people in public refer to redwood trees
as having relatively shallow interconnected root systems, as contrasted
with, say, royal palm trees which have quite deep roots.
Is this true?
(How could such tall trees have relatively shallow root systems? How do
they stand up? And how shallow IS shallow where redwoods are concerned?)
Roots 10-13 ft deep:
Under conditions of stress, shallow roots from burl:
tree root systems:
Anthony Brach, Ph.D
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Update: June 2012