Excess Soil on Root Flare and Trunk
Published June 6, 2015 By STEVE HOUSER
Root Flare - The root flare (or root collar) is the area at the base of a tree where the trunk transitions from trunk and bark tissues into root system tissues. Roots should be growing outward from the base of a tree at the same level as the surrounding soil or slightly above it. This creates a “flare” of roots that should always be exposed and never covered with soil or other materials. If the base of your tree looks like a telephone pole in the ground…you may have a problem.
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