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    How deep are tree roots?

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    Some desert trees including the Palm can go hundreds of feet down or sideways where ever water can be found!!!!
    It depends on the tree and even the age of the tree. Some can go many feet down. some stay close to the surface.
    i heard it said that a tree is as big under ground as it is above..
    Rooting Depth Records
    Species Location Maximum rooting depth (m) References[1][2]
    Boscia albitrunca Kalahari desert 68 Jennings (1974)
    Juniperus monosperma Colorado Plateau 61 Cannon (1960)
    Eucalyptus sp. Australian forest 61 Jennings (1971)
    Acacia erioloba Kalahari desert 60 Jennings (1974)
    Prosopis juliflora Arizona desert 53.3 Phillips (1963)
    It depends on how deap the water is


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