tree root problems

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tree root problems

Postby gavilan » Wed Oct 19, 2022 4:24 pm

there is a mature bay tree growing adjacent to one part of this house ... I think its' roots are causing cracking in a couple of internal walls ... I can cut it down but how to stop the roots continuing to grow/cause problems? ... (there is a certain irony here ..ie when so many other plants/trees in the garden are struggling for lack of rain/water, this tree has obviously found a source of such!!!) ... advice would be much appreciated

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Re: tree root problems

Postby spanish_lad » Tue Nov 29, 2022 5:02 pm

If you want to kill the tree ? Stop the roots growing? There are ways to do it, but it takes time
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Re: tree root problems

Postby gavilan » Tue Nov 29, 2022 6:44 pm

thanks for your response s-l ... not sure i wish to kill the tree ...just stop it growing/roots expanding!

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Re: tree root problems

Postby spanish_lad » Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:09 pm

thats not so easy.

Ive seen people build walls under ground, or putting sheets of steel in the ground. obviously doesnt last for ever, but it will last a few years.
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Re: tree root problems

Postby El Cid » Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:31 pm

Drill holes in the stump and fill them with full strength Glyphosphate weed killer and cover the stump.. You can still buy Roundup in 500ml or less amounts. Some agricultural local suppliers may sell you 5 litres with asking for a licence.

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