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How should I remove old rotten tree roots?

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Old 09-30-14, 04:38 PM
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How should I remove old rotten tree roots?

Hi guys

We just demolished an old shed (we recently bought the house) and we found an old rotten tree root hidden under this shed.

What should I do with it? My target is to regrade the yard and this root will stick out so I will need to remove it. The real question is: should I just chop it to small pieces and leave it there (mix it with the soil) or should I remove it as much as possible. The soils seems to me closer to the clay composition that to the sand one, if this detail is of any help

thanks
PF
 

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Old 09-30-14, 05:18 PM
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I would try to remove as much of the root as possible.
 
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Old 09-30-14, 05:22 PM
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Remove it. And grinding may be the only reasonable way to do i t.
 
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Old 09-30-14, 06:10 PM
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Dig out around it and cut it out with a sawsall.
Really want to leave termite bait behind?
 
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Old 09-30-14, 08:28 PM
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All the answers that I received here and elsewhere indicate the same solution: removal!

Thanks a lot
PF
 
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One more reason to remove it is that mushrooms will likely grow in that area while it decays if you leave it.
 
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