Armadillo Armadillo

Armadillo Armadillo

There are many unique aspects associated with growing olives in Texas - here is just one more. This is a photo of a beautiful Arbequina tree

(it even has olives on it) that has had its roots exposed by a grub seeking armadillo. Is it any wonder that the California olive growers don't understand us???

Although we are NOT happy with our little friend, it gives us a really good opportunity to show folks how the olive trees roots. As you can see, the roots are growing mostly horizonally. Olive trees spread their roots out more than down. Most olive trees will only root down to 3-4 feet at maturity, but will feather out their horizonal roots much further.

The good news is neither the tree nor the armadillo were harmed in this picture. The roots were covered back up and the armadillo is being trapped and will be released far away from the orchard. Always a learning experience and NEVER boring!

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