University of Florida

Home > Planting trees > Nursery stock selection > Root defects in the nursery root ball > Root defects - more > Circling nearly 100%

Circling nearly 100% of root ball

back buttonnext button

bad root system

Here is a terrible root system that will be difficult to correct because much of the root system emerges from circling roots. Roots such as this can be found on trees grown in containers, in gro-bags, and in the field.