Arborvitae root removal (part2) - Knowledgebase Question

Staten Island, Ne
Question by mlyledavis
November 11, 2010
I built up a flower bed in front of a 30 year old 20


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Answer from NGA
November 11, 2010

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I've just answered the first part of your question but now we need to address the large root you've found. In most instances removing an entire root won't harm a healthy shrub. It should have dozens of similar sized roots so the loss of one shouldn't cause a problem. Be sure you make a clean cut and cut it back far enough so that it is no longer in the way of the bed.

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