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hi

SlightLy,off topic, how deep are the roots on holly???

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,093

    That's right on topic Mark but I don't know, sorryimage

  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    Sorry Mark I haven't got an answer either but I assume that the bigger the tree is the larger and deeper the root system will be. Just wondering if you are thinking of planting one or digging one up image

  • Digging one out 

  • Bearing in mind that Holly trees grow in exposed places and that they are evergreen [ present much more of a surface for the effect of winds] I think they must have a very robust root system. You rarely see them blown down.

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114
    When you see a large tree blown over, I am always surprised by how shallow the roots are. I think they mainly have a good hold on the soil, because they have so many roots, not because they go very deep.
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