I have a rather large tree in my yard. About 40-50 feet tall
and around 15+ years old. Don't know what type, but it has
been referred to as a scrap tree. Best thing about it is it provides
shade over half the house.
The problem is each year the roots are more above the ground
and they have growths sprouting from them. These get cut every
time I cut the grass, but what is left is very painful to walk on.
Like a clump of toothpicks.
If I had the tree removed what would happen to the roots spread
out all over the yard? I imagine they'd eventually rot away, but would
that take 1year, or are we talking five+ years.
I can't afford to have the whole yard bulldozed & re-sodded...
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Rotting would depend on a lot of things. If your in a arid area it might be
closer to 10 or 20 years.
I had to cut down a tree with a 36 inch trunk, it was dieing any way. The
stump that was left was still really solid after 5 years. Closer to 7 years
I could began breaking out the root pieces.
Trees usually get aggressive when they want water. Watering the tree might
solve the problem.
It would be a lot easier to answer your question if you could identify
the tree. I am a farmer and I have never seen or heard of a tree with
roots like you describe. I should note that many people have bad
attitudes about specific tree species. This is usually due to the
wood being poor or useless. However, for shade, and appearance, most
any tree is useful. So, dont cut it down just because someone said
its a scrap tree.
Most of the trees on my farm are "scrap trees". (Box Elders). Yet,
they provide shade for myself and my animals. The only bad thing
about the Box Elders is that they are weak and snap easily in storms.
I removed a few of them near the house because of this. Trees falling
on the house is not a good thing. It's bad enough they have fallen on
my fences and bust them, but I still prefer having trees.
Go HERE to identify your tree.
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