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RE: problem tree roots


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

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of Kitty
Sent: Friday, November 28, 2003 12:04 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] problem tree roots


Rich, You'r just SOL with a Silver Maple.  Mine cracked the new sidewalk
next to it.  The 10x15 flower bed next to that has to be tilled by a monster
tiller every spring, the roots are that bad.
Kitty

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard T. Apking" <richa@midlands.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, November 28, 2003 3:34 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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
> I
> > 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
> gravel
> > 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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