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Sep 29, Wrap a measuring tape around the tree, four feet from the tree’s base. Then, divide that number by Generally, you can safely prune roots that are times the diameter away from your tree. So, if your tree has a diameter of 3 feet, only cut tree roots feet away from the tree. Jul 30, Exposed Roots in Turf Photo Catherine Nickelson. In spite of the inconvenience these roots cause, it is not recommended to intentionally shave them down or remove them.
They are active parts of the tree working to stabilize, store energy, and adsorb water. Slicing off significant portions of these roots can stress the tree and impede growth. Also, the roots will immediately attempt to. Ideally, you should never remove tree roots because root loss leaves a tree unstable and susceptible to disease and possibly death.
Still, if you must remove surface tree roots, the farther away. Consequently a good deal of the pollen becomes airborne. This pollen can be allergenic to folks vulnerable to such a problem. Usually the problem exists under and around the tree and does not affect folks living down the street.
Surface Roots Appear Above Soil Level Linden Trees are often found growing roots above the surface of the stumppruning.barted Reading Time: 5 mins. Apr 15, One or two small surface roots removed correctly will probably not affect a tree’s general health. However, damage or removal of 25% of the root area can have devastating results. Pruning roots slightly before or during our hot summer months should be avoided.
The demand a tree places on its root system is highest during these months and root regeneration is less likely. Cutting surface roots can injure and weaken a tree and make it more susceptible to insect and disease problems that can eventually kill it. Cutting surface roots also creates a hazardous situation because they serve to support a tree. Without them, it could fall in high winds or during heavy rains. Allow at least 30 feet of space between the tree and other trees as well as buildings, walkways and underground electrical wiring and pipes.
The tree's roots sometimes produces sprouts that should be removed. In some cases an alternative to cutting through the entire tree root is to shave the top of the root. This can be done when roots are lifting walkways or new walkways are being installed.
Fast growing Trees tend to have shallow, aggressive roots which cause issues as they grow - specifically, Silver Maple roots have been known to lift sidewalks and break macadam driveways.
The amount shaved should be kept to a minimum. No more than 1/3rd of the top of the root should be shaved. Make clean cuts when cutting roots. Use sharp loppers or a sharp hand saw. Don’t leave ragged edges on the root.