exposed tree roots


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Old 10-11-13, 01:36 PM
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My 30 year old Arizona ash has started growing roots above ground (picture) Here in south texas, we have been experiencing a drought, but I have attempted to keep my trees & lawn alive with the little water we are allowed to use. What would happen if I cut off these protruding roots ? The tree gives great shade, so I hate to kill the tree & have to cut it down. Comments please ?
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Old 10-11-13, 04:17 PM
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Back up and take another picture.
Sure looks like that tree is way to close to the driveway and the house and is going to cause issues at some point.
 
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Old 10-27-13, 03:03 PM
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Those roots didn't grow like that overnight. The time to have cut them was when they first appeared. Cutting them now may very well kill the tree.
 
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Old 10-27-13, 03:30 PM
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The roots came to the surface during a rainy period, not a drought. In a drought they will tend to grow down to moisture. So they have been there a while. I would not do anything to them as it may be harmful to the tree. The tree may need removing in a few years anyway if it infiltrates the driveway or the house's foundation.
 
 

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