Removing Live Oak Tree Roots - Knowledgebase Question

Dallas, TX
Question by selhome
February 5, 2000
The surface roots on my Live Oak have grown very close to my house. I'm afraid they will start causing foundation problems. What time of year can I remove them without harming the tree?


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Answer from NGA
February 5, 2000

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Gene,

You can remove a root each year to begin taking out those roots a few feet from the foundation of your home. The best time is in late fall, although now is also alright. Just don't remove a lot of roots at one time.

Thanks and good luck with your trees!

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