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Do Pine Trees Have a Taproot?

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Some pine trees have taproots that grow until the trees reach their mature heights. Longleaf pines develop 10- to 15-foot taproots. Scotch pines, however, may not develop taproots. Their horizontal roots occasionally grow downward to function as taproots. True taproots are more likely on Scotch pines in sandy soils.

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