Does blue spruce have deep roots?

Does blue spruce have deep roots?

Does blue spruce have deep roots?

Even in mature trees, the root system of blue spruce is relatively shallow, compared to that of Douglas-fir and ponderosa pine, adapting it to the moist site on which it usually grows. In spite of the shallow root system, blue spruce is decidedly windfirm.

How deep do blue spruce tree roots grow?

Early Development. According to the U.S. Forest Service, blue spruce trees develop shallow roots after seed germinate, perhaps only 2 to 3 inches deep. This reveals that this tree species grows with a spreading, shallow root system.

Where are the roots of a blue spruce tree?

Depending upon the size of your spruce, you'll find most of the roots in the top 12-18" of soil, extending out at least as far as the branch tips.

What kind of root system does a spruce tree have?

IN normal soil, a spruce tree has a fairly normal root system. Which is to say it has a tap root and a series of roots that fan out around the base of the tree. These roots are sensitive to the stresses of wind, gravity etc.

How tall is the blue spruce tree next to my house?

I'm trying to decide the best thing to do. The previous homeowners hired a landscaping company which planted a Colorado Blue Spruce tree close to the house about 10 years ago. The trunk is approximately 10 1/2 feet from the foundation, and the tree now stands about 20 feet (as high as where the roof begins.)


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