I've heard the term that some trees get their energy and strength from roots while others get their energy from foliage. Something to do with deciduous vs conifers
But I've not been able to actually figure out which species of trees get it from where. Secondly, what exactly does that mean when a tree "gets strength" from foliage vs roots.
For example, all trees do photosynthesis from leaves and get nutrients from soil. The sugars are stored in the trunk and branches.
- So what's the difference between trees that get strength from leaves and from those that get it from roots?
- Do the two types of trees have different physiology?
- Lastly, what is the implication on pruning and fertilizing? Does that mean that pruning should be more reserved for trees that get strength from foliage? Likewise, do trees that get strength from foliage require higher nitrogen fertilization?
p.s. There should be a tag for energy/development/etc. I don't have enough reps to add a tag.