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Shaving some of the roots of a large redwood

Discussion in 'Homeowner Helper Forum' started by Kbraz, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. Kbraz

    Kbraz New Member

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    We own a Redwood that is located in our backyard about 15-20 feet from the house and is over 100 ft high. Before our time they poured about 300-400 sq ft of concrete as a patio, and it is now being lifted by the roots (duh). My wife and I looking to remove some or most of it as we landscape our yard. My question is that our landscape designer suggested shaving the exposed roots to make it level with the soil so we can achieve our goal, and we are wondering is this OK? Please advise.

    The tree is healthy according to city’s certified arborist.

    Thanks for your input!
     
  2. pjones

    pjones ArboristSite Lurker

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    I had shaved one root while I was installing my fence 6 years ago and now the root has grown and caused the fence panel to buckle in that one location. I can't say if it will hurt the tree in you're scenario but I would consider it to be a short term solution if you go with that method.


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  3. no tree to big

    no tree to big Addicted to ArboristSite

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    I would advise against it got any pics?

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