Amur Maples Root Pruning

These hardwood cuttings are a few years old now and as usual are first to bud out.  Mixed results when inspecting the roots for each tree.  The first one was growing in a plant pot.

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360 root spread

 

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Long, thick roots shortened.

 

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Ready to go in the ground

The next tree was less impressive and has never really flourished even though it has been in the ground since rooting as a cutting.

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Before work – great lower trunk

 

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Before pruning – a lot of awkwardly growing roots.

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After – not much good left! All one sided.

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In the ground with a tourniquet

 

 

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