Watching Firs After the Flood

This fall and winter I flooded Fraser and Nordmann firs for 12 weeks. Then I let the soil drain. Right now I am giving the trees some time to recover. For the Fraser firs it is too late; they are quite dead. But among the Nordmann firs there appear to be survivors. I can’t believe that they could recover from 12 weeks of root submersion, but it seems to be happening.

A root that looks alive.

Another root that looks alive.

Hmmmmmm.

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