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Re: problem tree roots


Wear safety glasses or goggles too because that stuff flies everywhere and I can't imagine it would feel to great in your eyes!!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: james singer <jsinger@igc.org>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 30 Nov 2003 08:09:08 -0500

>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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>Island Jim
>Southwest Florida
>Zone 10
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Kemp TX/zone 8A



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