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Yes and yes - but 'proportional to the size of the tree' is somewhat meaningless really. The type of soil and the conditions such as oxygen levels in the ground, obstructions in the ground, availability of water sources, all contribute to how far and wide a tree's roots may spread, and this is difficult to predict. In general, you can expect most of the ...


No, the broken root won't regrow - the part which produces topgrowth has now gone, so it has no 'instructions' as to how to proceed - this information comes from the actual seed or stone. I'm not sure if you're saying the tiny rootlets spreading out radially were on the now detached piece of root, leaving the original seed with just a root and no rootlets. ...

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