Italian Cypress Root System
I have tried to find a definte answer everywhere with no luck. How deep do Italian Cypress roots go?
I dug a 150 foot long trench along my fence line around my entire yard where I buried a wall of 1/4 inch galvanized hardware cloth. There are 9 newly planted 15 gallon Italian Cypress trees along the trench where the galvanized mesh will be buried. Will the trees be alright with the mesh only a few inches away from the root ball on one side? The Mesh is about 24 inches deep (2 feet). I would think such a hardy drought resistant tree would find away through 1/4 inch mesh.
Someone told me that the roots will be weak on one side and will blow over when mature on that side.