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    Live oak-girdling roots

    Dear friends,

    Here I am again counting on your generosity to help me with advice on what to do with another oak we have in the backyard. We only have three. The third one I have not submitted yet.

    I have three concerns regarding the live oak.

    1) Should I leave the flares exposed? Shoudl I cover them? How far?

    2) What should I do with the wounds that are in the flares/roots. I caused minor scratches but one appeared that looks like maybe a squirrel bit it. The others seem to be deeper. This concerns me a lot.

    3) Would you cut that root that looks like it is over one or two flares?

    I would very much appreciate any help you can give me to help preserve the health of this trees.
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    Re: Live oak-girdling roots

    Quote Originally Posted by lillyofthevalley

    1) Should I leave the flares exposed? Shoudl I cover them? How far?
    +++
    Definitely leave them exposed.

    Quote Originally Posted by lillyofthevalley
    2) What should I do with the wounds that are in the flares/roots.
    +++

    Nothing.

    Quote Originally Posted by lillyofthevalley
    3) Would you cut that root that looks like it is over one or two flares?
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    Tough to say what I personally would do without seeing it in person. See my more detailed answer in your other post.

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