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New roots growing laterally and down

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roots growing laterally from cut rotos

Roots on this tree grew laterally as they grow from cut roots. Some major roots originated along the tap root close to the soil surface. Many of these grew about horizontal with the soil surface as they grew away from the tree. Photo courtesy Keith Warren