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Name: Caitlin
Status: student
Age: 11
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Date: 11/27/2004


Question:
what type of roots do redwoods have? and how deep do they go?


Replies:
According to the following web page. No tap root, 10-13 feet in depth.

http://telstar.ote.cmu.edu/environ/m3/s4/matredwoodinfo.htm

Anthony Brach Ph.D.


Dear Caitlin,

Redwoods have the same kind of root system as any other tree. Usually, the root systems of the redwoods stay close to the soil surface, only going 4-6 feet deep but spreading way beyond the tree, 250 feet in width. As quoted from "http://home.hiwaay.net/~redwood/rwqanda.html" .

Jim Tokuhisa



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