This young black gum (Nyssa sylvatica) never performed
as expected. The leaves were small, sparse and off-color. When the
gardener decided to replace the plant we lifted it out and bared
the roots for a close look. We saw then that the root mass was
still in the shape of the pot. We straightened the roots and cut
what we couldn't uncoil, then replanted the tree in another
area to give it a last chance -- too late.
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