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RE: problem tree roots- now splitting/sawing blocks


What is a chop saw?

Theresa

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of Bonnie & Bill Morgan
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2003 4:06 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] problem tree roots- now splitting/sawing blocks


Theresa, we used a chop saw with a concrete blade. (Not really concrete, but
a substance that cuts concrete.)  It works pretty well.

Blessings,
Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Theresa
Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2003 11:51 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] problem tree roots- now splitting/sawing blocks

Sawed??  Wow, never would have guessed that.  What kind of saw would I look
for?

Theresa

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of james singer
Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2003 5:09 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] problem tree roots


The blocks are sawed, Theresa. You can probably rent a saw--hand-held
or table--to do it.


On Saturday, November 29, 2003, at 10:26 PM, Theresa wrote:

> hi donna-
> i've periodically trimmed branches from the tree and this summerlimbed
> it up
> a bit (so that people walking on the sidewalk wouldn't be decapitated)
> and
> also chopped several branches off so that the street sign wasn't
> completed
> covered.  So, hopefully that will be enough of branch removal.
>
> We got the roots removed and the windsor wall block laid for the first
> 2
> rows at least.  The rest will be easier (hopefully), just need to
> finish
> stacking them and work on the corners and curves for the path.  Does
> anyone
> know the secret to splitting the concrete blocks??
>
> Theresa
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> Behalf Of Donna
> Sent: Friday, November 28, 2003 5:13 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] problem tree roots
>
>
> Tree roots will always go to where you add good soil too... kinda like
> monsters underground popping up....
>
> They do say you should also cut a branch the same diameter size out of
> the tree when you remove large roots... which it sounds like you are
> doing.
>
> Donna
>
>>
>> This tree is some kind of ash, and there are 3 good sized roots that
> must
>> be
>> cut to put in the wall.  We did the biggest one today- what pain in
> the
>> you
>> know what. One was small and easy to cut, and the last is half-done-
> at
>> which point we were too tired to just tools safely and called it
> quits.
>> The
>> tree is root happy and I'm sure will fill the beds with new roots
> also, I
>> plan on planting  perenials to fill the bed asap (hopefully before the
>> roots
>> take over!)
>>
>> Theresa
>
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