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Spruce Roots in the Yard

By , November 23, 2016

Lately, we experience a victory in our never-ending battle against spruce roots.

Our region, so recently scoured by glaciers, geologically speaking, has very thin top soil. This means that our trees anchor their great height with widely spread root systems rather than growing deep in the ground. This causes all kinds of problems for those who live among them and hope to grow vegetables, or even lawns.

We have very little grass on our homestead, none of which we cultivate or mow. As such, we don’t worry much about roots in the yard, except when they risk our health.

Spruce roots in the yard (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

Spruce roots in the yard (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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