I think I damaged tree root! UPDATE
My back garden borders with the local park. Just directly at the propery line there is a massive Lime (I think it is lime) tree. Recently I have been trying to repair my lawn and was digging up the soil when my spade hit what looks like a large tree root running from the direction of the tree to my house. This is just slightly past the edge of the trees foliage.
The problem is I accidently shaved off the bark and a little bit of the tree root when my spade went in. I had no idea the root was there as I remember my parents burying animals down at the bottom of the garden which is right next to the tree so I figured the roots weren't really growing in this direction. If they were I thought they would be really deep, this was barely a few inches from the surface.
The question is, have I damaged the tree or the root by scraping the top surface of the root. Will it heal okay? Don't want the big old thing to get sick, I've watched it grow as I have grown.
Kind of annoying in a way as that is the exact centre of my lawn where I wanted to put a little pond!
- 25 Mar, 2009