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Roots a few months after root initiation

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roots growing after planting

Roots grow quickly after planting when weather and soil conditions are suitable for root growth. This represents root growth a few months after planting. Note the lighter colored roots that emerged from the cut roots. Arrows indicate where roots were cut.

Note that new roots emerged mostly from the cuts and grew away from the trunk. Sometimes new roots grow at right angles to the cut root and can become the source of stem girdling roots, especially on certain maples.