tree root - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by bronson007
September 30, 2009
we have a poplar tree which grows 5ft.a year,it is 5yrs. old and about 20ft. tall,my problem is the root is above the lawn,and heading towards the cement driveway,what can I do to stop it from growing besides cutting the tree.Thanks for your help

Answer from NGA
September 30, 2009


Your tree should be established enough to withstand the loss of one of its roots. I would dig around the area as close to the trunk as possible to reveal the root and then cut it cleanly from the trunk of the tree. You can then dig the root out of the ground, fill the hole and either overseed the lawn or replant the strip of lawn (if you saved it before digging out the root). This should solve the problem.

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