There is picture taken at San Diego State College on web site flickr on yahoo, taken by blmjenny. That tree gets very large. Can it take the extreme heat in Arizona? I know they grow well in California weather. I live near Phoenix, Az.
I could not find the image. Can you post the link to the image?
I am doing a restoration project around a 30- trunk invasion of thisnspecies (from one or two planted in 1999 in a large park). I am finding snake-like roots just below the soil surface, or loose, above it, where there has been erosion. I havenot seen such roots on trees before. If they are Flame tree it might help control tye invasion to uct them. While I immediately suspected them to be Flame tree, fromvtheir location and being unlike anthingnI have encountered before,without confirmatikkn that Flame tree have such roots I cannot be sure they do not belong to another, probably native tree, in the surrounding forest.
It could be! Unfortunately, your photos did not come through. I am unable to see the roots in question.
You could still cut the area around the clump of trees, but you will need other control as well. They will come back from segments left behind. It may require chemical control to eradicate, completely.
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