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Old April 30th, 2012, 07:53 AM
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Exposed roots on Viridis. Is it okay ?

I have this beautiful Viridis Japanese Maple. 3 yrs ago when I planted, it was elevated much above ground. Yesterday while watering it, I thought of exposing some of its roots to give a better look.

- Will baring the roots on maple hurt it ? are there any infection risks ?
- Should I cover it back again with the some soil ?
- Is there a process where you can get the plant used to baring roots ?

I do recall seeing some maples with exposed root doing fine. I dont want this beautiful tree to go into any kind of shock. Please help.

Thank you inadvance.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 09:30 AM
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Re: Exposed roots on Viridis. Is it okay ?

It's true that exposed roots give a noble appeance to trees: that's what bonsai growers do.

For potted trees, there's no problem at all, so i suppose it's the same for trees in the soil ;)
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