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I have a tall hedge (some kind of conifer) that borders my back garden and quite a few roots are protruding through the lawn. How much root, if any, can be removed without damaging/killing the tree?


  • Slow-wormSlow-worm Posts: 1,093
    If you could post photos it would be helpful, but for well established trees you can get away with lopping a few off, although they'll probably come back eventually. 

  • edjbutler67edjbutler67 Posts: 10
    Thanks, I'll get some pictures up tomorrow.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,133
    Conifers are shallow rooting, so the biggest problem would be undermining the conifer itself if too many were removed.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • bédébédé Posts: 1,722
    If they are protruding, they will get damaged anyway.
      location: Surrey Hills, England, cretaceous acidic sand.
    "Have nothing in your garden that you don't know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
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