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Conifers/cedar tree roots


how deep do swamp cedars and emerald cedar roots grow approximately? And also how far out do the roots grow,approx.?

They both have fibrous root systems and are usually no deeper than about 2 feet. The spread (width) is about 1 1/2 times the width of the foliage Exp. the limbs reach out about 4 feet from the trunk  so the roots will be out about 6 feet. I hope this is what you were asking.  


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Jim Hyland


Registered Forester in the Southern US with 30 years experiance in managing pines. Expert in pine forest health from management to control of pests to ID of species.

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