Tom asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 3 months ago

how deep are crabapple tree roots?

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  • 3 months ago

    15 feet or so. how many is that

  • j153e
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    According to this source, the 500+ varieties of crab apple trees have a few deep center roots, and mostly superficial roots, which extend ~ 2-3x the height of the mature tree, e.g. if the crab apple tree is 8 feet tall, its lateral roots will be 16-24 feet out.

    More information than most philosophers on this Section would care to know, apparently, is found at https://homeguides.sfgate.com/root-size-mature-cra...

    Philosophically related:

    The Living Book of Nature;

    Understanding Yourself by Mark Prophet;

    Wandering: Notes and Sketches by Hermann Hesse (has a beautiful section on what trees mean to him; inexpensively borrowable via ILL public library);

    A Timbered Choir: The Sabbath Poems by Wendell Berry.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Most trees other than pines and cacti have tree roots that closely mimic the part above ground at a slightly reduced size. So a tree eight feet tall might have roots six feet deep.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    WRONG FORUM. Question Reported.

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