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dtelawncare
03-03-2006, 11:42 PM
How cautious should I be about cutting large tree roots during landscaping. I am speaking of large mature trees. I was able to get my current job completed without cutting roots. I am asking for later jobs.

sheshovel
03-03-2006, 11:51 PM
NONO try not to cut any roots at all ..K?

Splicer
03-04-2006, 12:26 AM
NONO try not to cut any roots at all ..K?
Thats about the most sound advice on this whole forum bro...

lance1
03-04-2006, 06:46 AM
Discuss this root problem w/customer and suggest either adding soil and grass seed and/or mulched tree ring. Depends where it is in the landscape. Don't hurt the tree!

PMLAWN
03-04-2006, 07:33 AM
Not only do not cut but try to keep off the roots as much as possible. Driving over (even with mowers) can hurt many trees. Best bet is to mark off area around tree as large as drip ring.

godzilla
03-04-2006, 08:08 AM
That's all well and nice in theory, however odds are eventually you will have to cut some roots.

Couple things.

1) see if you can do the job in another area which doesn't disturb root systems
2) if cuts must be made, try to leave as much root in tact as possible.
3) if cuts must be made, make CLEAN cuts... no hatchet or axe work. Saw, snip, or lopper work.

sheshovel
03-04-2006, 11:24 AM
Splicer I am a woman..in case you diden't know.But you can call me bro..if ya still wanna.

dtelawncare
03-04-2006, 11:50 PM
Thanks for the info. It was pretty much what I had already imagined. I just wanted to make sure. Thanks again.

PMLAWN
03-05-2006, 04:40 AM
Splicer I am a woman..in case you diden't know.But you can call me bro..if ya still wanna.
Put him in his place, hah, She? You The Man!!

Opps sorry--- I mean --You Go Girl:laugh: