MI, United States
I am clearing out a small woodland area for new plantings and have run into a strange tenacious root system wherever I put my shovel. There are some jack pines, and a scrub maple nearby. The roots are fibrous, orange, about as thick as my finger, run just under the surface of the soil and as deep as I can dig. It's like a giant web of roots covering this little woodland area. What the heck is it? And can I actually plant anything here? I am in west michigan - actually zone 6 b/c I am along the lakeshore. My soil is loose and sandy. Any ideas?
- 26 May, 2008