[NAFEX] alleopathy of Carya sp.
hangermayer at isp.com
Sun Jan 11 15:13:39 EST 2009
"They grew, without fruiting, for
nearly 30 years, until my parents had to replace the
drain tile from the septic tank, necessitating
trenching right between the walnut and the
pomegranates - all but killing the walnut."
Do you have an idea what percentage of the roots were severed? I ask
because last summer we ran a bunch of field tile to try to get rid of some
sub-surface water. In the process, we cut a trench along the property line
and cut through the roots my neighbor's large thorny honeylocust. Why folks
around here would want to keep a thorny locust is beyond me, but whatever.
Anyway, I hope I didn't kill the neighbor's tree, so I'm wondering how much
root mass can be safely severed from a 60+ foot tree?
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