Exposed roots on Viridis. Is it okay ?

Discussion in 'Maples' started by acrlvr, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. acrlvr

    acrlvr Member

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    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.
     
  2. AlainK

    AlainK Active Member Forums Moderator Maple Society

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    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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