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Author Topic: Oaks blow down due to shallow roots / oaks with taproot  (Read 579 times)

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Offline livemusic

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Oaks blow down due to shallow roots / oaks with taproot
« on: March 06, 2017, 11:31:54 AM »
Bought property recently and there are quite a number of large trees down due to strong windstorms over the past few years. These were all healthy, big trees. Like, 24" to 32" DBH and very tall. I find it hard to believe not a single sweetgum is down, I didn't think they were particularly strong. And I thought oaks were strong, but every single tree is an oak! Red oak and white oak. I note that these downed trees have huge root balls and there is not taproot at all, just shallow roots. Is this why they fall? Are there any oaks that have a taproot in case I want to replant with oaks?

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Re: Oaks blow down due to shallow roots / oaks with taproot
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2017, 05:35:41 PM »
oaks don't have a tap root, its all on top. sweet gum has a long tap root. if you see a gum blown over you better not drive any thing in there, its muck.

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