Mulberry Tree

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by ArizPestWeed, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,457

    I can get my hands around 70% of the tree , that's how big it is.

    15-18 feet away , one of the roots if lifting a block wall .
    I wnat to dig down and cut the root at the wall .

    Will this bother the tree , make part of it die off ??
    I am thinking Mulberry tress are very resilient , difficult to hurt .

    Thanks in advance
  2. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746

    Did a 40' fence and gate replacement at a customer's home,,,,,,took 9 hours. Because of the mulberry tree on the fence took me 4 hours longer than it should have. The tree is at least 60+ years old.......couldn't reach around its gnarly girth. Produces an abundant amount of berries each spring. The roots are the reason for the old fence posts to lean and break the runners from the fence.........the gate dislodged and fell off.??

    To replace 2 4X4 pressure treated posts, I had to remove two sections of root that were are least 7" in diameter. Dug around them and cut them out with a chainsaw to pour in the concrete and set post. I don't think this will cause much damage as a mulberry has a intricate root system of surface and subsurface roots. It finds water like a willow.

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