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Discovering root spread in the school of hard knocks

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oak trees dying from absorbing parkinglot weed killer

Roots on these oaks spread well into this unpaved parking lot. Soil sterilant was used to keep the parking lot clear of weeds. The chemical was absorbed by the tree roots and the trees are dying back as a result.