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Roots near graft of bare root

Posted by docmattman 7 (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 23, 13 at 23:39

I just received some bare root apple trees. I noticed that one of the trees has some small roots growing out of it right near the graft union. The roots are about 1/2 inch below the graft. I don't want to bury tree so deep that the soil gets up to the graft. Is it okay to cut those small roots off and leave the graft a couple inches above the soil line?

Any advice?


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RE: Roots near graft of bare root

Sure, you can do it this way.


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RE: Roots near graft of bare root

Just plant it with graft union 2 or 3" above soil line and don't worry about drying out some small roots- no harm done.


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RE: Roots near graft of bare root

Okay, thanks for the help.


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