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Root growing around wire

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root growing around wire

It took three years, but this root was able to grow around the wire in the basket. A closure crack is evident where wood from one side grew against wood from the other side.

Could the tree be under additional stress during the time it took for the roots to grow around the wire? Yes. And could this have added to the stress that was already present because the tree was planted in compacted soil, was under-irrigated, and planted too deep? Yes.

So what are we to recommend lacking much data. Professionals have to balance what is known with current theory to draw recommendations for appropriate practices.