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Digging up surface tree roots

Posted by Ros , Apr 25,2005,21:36       Forum

I have a very small garden (50 x 50ft approx) with a number of trees - pine, eucalyptus, maple, silver birch x 2. The eucalyptus is pruned as is the pine however the others are not. There are surface roots on the lawn - if I dug them up would this kill the attached tree? I don't know which they belong to! Should I be cutting back the birches as they are about 8 - 10 metres high? I don't want to undermine the foundations of our house! I am in the UK.

Any advise would be extremely welcome - thanks!

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