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I've got a silver birch tree in my front garden its about 12 yrs old and the roots are starting to come above ground in the lawn, i want to cut the roots back but think it will kill the tree how can i get my lawn back...?



Silver Birch is notorious for being shallow rooted but depending on the amount of root under the lawn, it should be possible to cut off that portion by severing them along the lawn edge. What percentage of the tree root radius would be under the lawn?

12 May, 2011

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