Re: River Birch Roots Taking Over
Depends on the tree, surface roots are generally caused by surface water, such as daily/weekly watering of lawns. Topical watering draws tree roots to the surface, whereas deep watering promotes tree roots to go deeper and fend for their own water.
Originally Posted by Sprescott
Know that cutting roots at the edge of your patio will only stop what is under the patio already, it won't stop the root from regrowing, nor will it stop other roots from traveling under the patio and causing damage. Worse still, is that trees too close to the house can cause foundation issues too, so if the tree is already causing serious damage, it's time to take it out, eradicate the root system, and plant something that won't be invasive or damaging to the home.
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