Scottish Bonsai Association A to Z of Bonsai Terms



 A To Z Entry For Bonsai Roots (Tree Parts)


Roots

 Roots - (Tree Parts)

  
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The first function of roots is structural : to anchor the tree in the ground.

The second function is to gather moisture, together with water borne nutrients and minerals from the soil, through fine FEEDER ROOTS covered in root hairs.

The third function of the roots is the winter storage of sugars in the thicker, woody roots. As the soil warms in spring the sugars are released to provide energy for new root and foliage growth.




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