TREE EXCAVATION - Knowledgebase Question

TUCSON, Ar
Question by tyanezjr2000
December 12, 2009
I CURRENTLY REMOVING A CATS CLAW TREEE AND GOING TO PLANT A CITRUS (ORANGE) TREE. I WAS WONDERING DO I NEED TO REMOVE ALL THE ROOTS BEFORE PLANTING THE CITRUS TREE, SOME OF THE ROOTS RANGE IN SIZE FROM 1 1/2 TO 2 1/2 INCHES.DO THEY ALL HAVE TO BE REMOVED OR CAN I LEAVE SOME IN THE GROUND?


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Answer from NGA
December 12, 2009

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The more of the root system you can remove, the better. It's possible that any remaining roots will send up suckers for years to come, especially if you intend to plant another tree and will be watering on a regular basis. I know it will be difficult to remove the roots but doing so now will result in a lot less trouble in later years. Best wishes with your new orange tree!

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