subject to future root girdling?
This is a Japanese Tree Lilac. It was planted from a very root-bound pot 6 weeks ago. The pot was filled with a lot of roots swirling but as you can see in picture the root flare seems to be appropriately " exposed and visible...or is it high enough out of the ground. Should I be concernded about the large roots that are broadly encircling the tree on the ground surface? Does this look like a problem down the road when the tree is larger? I could easily snip these elbow roots sticking out around the ground when it gets cooler. Good idea? Or should I pull it out of the ground this autumn and really look closer at the entire root situation. Is the large pot-sized swirl of roots a potential problem? Do you agree that the root flare is appropriately above ground? Look for 2 more pictures to posted on this subject.