Root Hardiness of Tree and Shrubs Suitable for Container Planting in the Urban Landscape

2005 | Dr. Nina Bassuk, Cornell University
Growing trees in planters and on rooftops exposes tree roots to low temperatures. The objectives of this study are to rate the cold hardiness of tree roots, to determine when during the season roots are most cold acclimated, and to determine if potentially lethal temperatures are reached in containers of various volume and design.

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