Trees – No Tap Roots

Driving to dinner with friends after a big storm, I came upon this. A big tree next to a driveway fell and flipped over the car on the driveway!

Notice one particular point – trees growing in our clay soils don’t have taproots. The roots spread out in a pancake fashion beyond the drip line to give anchoring strength. It wasn’t enough for this tree though!

fallen tree

fallen tree

fallen tree

fallen tree

fallen tree

fallen tree

fallen tree

fallen tree

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