Roots of Live Oak going under sidewalk
My husband is seriously considering sawing through tree roots that are spreading under the sidewalk near the front of our home. I am concerned that this would cause irreversible damage to the tree. It is about 12 feet from the sidewalk and too late to put in a root barrier. What do we do? Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated.
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You could do extensive damage to your tree and even kill the tree by cutting a root.
This is a case that I would consult a certified Arborist and determine if the root can safely be cut and the proper way to do so.