Before you buy a plant, turn the plant over and examine the bottom of the container. if you see roots poking through the drainage holes, chances are good that the specimen is root-bound (the condition is sometimes known as being pot-bound).Severely root-bound plants may even be hard to remove from the pot since the roots can be firmly entwined through the drainage holes. How to fix the roots of pot-bound trees. Posted by: Chuck Lippi. the treatment would be the same for trees that are not quite as pot-bound as the tree in the following images. Unfortunately, most trees found in nurseries have some degree of circling roots. Danny is shown shaving the very root-bound rootball. A shovel can be used or a. 1. Dig the planting hole for the tree, at least 1 to 2 feet wider than the tree's root mass and no deeper than the root mass. Make the planting hole wider to encourage better growth in poor or.
Posted by: Chuck Lippi. This live oak had been planted seven months earlier in March and had not grown in spite of a summer of abundant rainfall and regular irrigation. The tree had nursery-induced root defects that caused drought stress and upper branch dieback. In October I was asked to mature housewife pics a property in Jacksonville to determine the cause of the declining live oak that had been planted by a nursery in March, seven months earlier. The tree was experiencing drought stress mature tree root bound by a extremely dry rootball and dieback in the crown in spite of a summer of abundant rainfall and regular irrigation. I performed a root crown excavation with a hand hoe and soon discovered the tree had been planted too deep while in the nursery, had an impermeable weed mat on top of the rootball and had circling roots that prevented any root growth out into the mature tree root bound landscape.