Lazy & Incompetent

June 1, 2017

 

As evidenced here, maples have a shallow root system.  This red maple was planted by "professionals landscapers" who did not plant it deep enough--a problem that cannot be corrected.  The result is an exposed pleated root system.  Notice also the girdling roots.  So why did they do it wrong: (1) did not know the nature of the species and (2) did not want to put forward the extra one time and effort to increase the depth of the planting hole.

 

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