I've gotten the kit from the city now and am in the middle of gathering all of the data, and I have a root depth question. Does anyone know if the root depth entered should be the depth where there is a strong "web" of roots that are fairly dense, or should it be the deepest single "strand" of root? My soil samples are pulling up between 1" and 3.5" of the web. Some of the samples though have had a single strand that has gone down to about 6".
I found this on a support page:
"Once the core is removed from the probe, look for the small roots to determine the number of inches from the top of the core to the deepest root near the bottom of the core."
But I'm just looking for confirmation, because most of my samples don't have that shoot that goes down to 6".
Thanks in advance for any knowledge anyone shares!