Each time I find another, it's another fresh hell. They're usually about 1/2 inch in diameter, but yesterday's approaches one full inch. Roots of garden plants I'm trying to divide grow down on either side of this tough root resulting in very sore muscles.
Near the top of the bed is a Manchurian Crabapple with oaks, pines and maples at the very top (typical New England woods). At the bottom of the drive are my snowball viburnum, a clethra (sweet spire - native shrub) and my neighbors ornamental evergreens.
The driveway goes downhill over its length (top being the house etc) maybe 15 degrees. The base tends to stay damp unless there is a drought.
OKay I'm in southern NH and this root wasn't there went I built the bed 20 years ago. I want to do a serious overhaul of the whole thing, but this root is making this old lady achy.
Thank you all