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Q.Dead Tree Feeder Roots In Garden

Zone Chino Hills CA | Dpatter3 added on March 28, 2020 | Answered

We took out a tree and now finding our raised garden with feeder roots. The roots are definitely dead and I’m wondering is it necessary to dig out all the roots or just let them decompose?

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Answered on March 30, 2020

Letting them decompose will be the best course of action.

Adding beneficial garden microbes will help, but specializing with fungi, such as Stropharia rugosoannulata and Clitocybe nuda will make quick work of the roots! In fact, adding any wood eating mushroom to the area will get rid of the roots within a season, leaving you with nutrient rich soil!

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