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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007

    Exclamation Bradford Pear surface roots

    I have a few Bradford Pear trees in my yard that are between 8 and 10 years old. They are all flourishing (20' high or more) and I prune them annually. The problem I am having is with the surface roots that are creeping too close to my stone patio and will soon overtake it.

    Is there a way I can safely cut back and "deaden" these roots without killing the tree?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    Default Re: Bradford Pear surface roots

    I have heard that you can use a ditch witch and dig a trench beside your patio cutting the roots and this will help with them growing into your patio. I haven't tried this but have heard that it would work. Good luck.

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