Removing lemon root stock before replanting

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Removing lemon root stock before replanting

Postby Eric & Ruth » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:12 am

We have just removed a very old lemon tree which had a serious case of borer. We removed almost all the surface roots and those at the sides of the ball. Also removed tap from root stock and larger roots at the base to about out 80cm depth. Do I need to remove more of these old roots before replanting in the same position with a new tree? Will they sprout and cause me headaches?
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Re: Removing lemon root stock before replanting

Postby HortMaster » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:38 am

I wouldn't say it's impossible but I seriously doubt it if you removed it down to 80cm
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Re: Removing lemon root stock before replanting

Postby Eric & Ruth » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:14 pm

Sorry, I didn't photograph the excavation with a tape measure to check my estimation skills.
But what I really need to know is the nature of the root stock and whether it is likely to just rot away, or sprout and be persistent.
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