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Root growth from B & B root ball

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root growth from B and B root ball

Nursery production method appears to influence root depth. This oak was transplanted from a field nursery five years ago in USDA hardiness zone 8. The tree pictured here was turned up-side-down. Roots were more evenly distributed throughout the soil profile, and there were more roots, compared to trees planted from containers.
See: abstract of research article.