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Re: problem tree roots

Hi Theresa,

I don't think that there is a real solution to your problem, especially if
the tree is one that tends to have lots of roots on the surface of the
ground or just (1-2") beneath.

I put a retaining bed around a Silver Maple when the village changed the
heighth of the lot around it, and the retained soil is just chock full of
roots.  I built a raised bed a few feet away, and after the first year the
raised bed is full of small (less than 1/16" diameter) roots.

The big worry is damaging the tree by cutting it's roots, I'd think you will
be okay if the roots are relatively minor (read small) and that there aren't
too many of them.  Rich in Z-5
----- Original Message -----
From: "Theresa" <tchessie@comcast.net>
To: "GardenChat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, November 28, 2003 7:04 AM
Subject: [CHAT] problem tree roots

> HI all-
> I am wondering if anyone knows tricks to prevent tree roots from regrowing
> in unwelcome places (but without actually killing the tree).  There are
> several roots in the way of my retaining wall around the front yard, which
> will chop off, but am worried a million more smaller roots may sprout from
> where I cut them off.  I was thinking the filling in around them with
> mix (so there are low nutrients available- thus making it inhospitable for
> regrowth).  What do you all think?  Any experience with this.
> Theresa
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