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Q.Rubber tree roots under above ground pool

Zone Adelaide, South Australia | Mr Walter H Kiess added on August 6, 2017 | Answered

We have a massive rubber tree, about 2 1/2 stories tall, in our backyard. It is about 4-5m away from our above ground pool. We recently demolished the pool as it collapsed and are getting ready to build a new one. Problem is, there are heaps of roots under the pool and a couple of forearm sized ones which are going to be a little problematic for the installation of the new pool. We’ve already removed the thin spidery roots, but we’re not sure what to do about the forearm sized ones. They’re several metres long. Do we leave them and just paint over the cuts or dig back as close to the tree as possible, sever the root(s) and pull them out?

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Answered on August 13, 2017

I would suggest you discuss this issue with both a certified Arborist and pool contractor. This would be outside of my expertise.

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