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Chico, CA
chucks
Jun 5, 2017 3:18 PM CST
Hello,

We moved into our new home three years ago. A couple of weeks ago, I hired a couple of people to take out a creeping fig that was attempting to eat a fence. They did a pretty good job. It took two trips to the local garden waste recycle center. Anyway, they left the roots and I've been digging them out the best I can. I found the main root (taproot?) that was about three inches in diameter. I cut it but it's too big to get all of it out. I noticed it's been damp around it and today dug about a square foot out around it. The strangest thing is, it looks like the end of it is bleeding water. Is that possible? I can't find any irrigation in the area. Only the end of the root is wet and dripping, albeit very slowly.
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jun 5, 2017 3:27 PM CST
Drill holes in stump or roots, pour straight round-up in holes.
It will kill roots.
Don't do, if you have edibles anywhere near-by !!!
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Chico, CA
chucks
Jun 5, 2017 3:39 PM CST
That sound good. Does that mean water can actually drip out the end of a taproot? Enough to make the soil muddy around it?
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jun 5, 2017 5:27 PM CST
Humm !!! How can i say this ?😕?
Its either water seeping from somewhere or its sap from roots, trying to feed top growth. Either way it should stop eventually. Are roots below ground level? Don't you get alot of rain ? A pic may help.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.

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