I also believe it's a far better scenario that the removel was.
May 26, Get help with your home improvement projects. Tom can help. Send your questions to Tom: stumpcutting.bar See more AskTom videos: http. Jan 07, They say for pine greater than 25% of the lateral roots, rotton, damaged or gone is safe.
If you need to cut many roots, you may want to consider removing the tree instead.
providing there is no sign of root mat pull or recent lean to the work area. A lot of trees may have 5 or 6 lateral roots.
There is never a higher concern than there is when in close proximity to housing. Of course cutting all the tree roots will in fact kill the tree.
I saw this done to a hardwood maple the limbs on the root side died.
A general rule for cutting tree roots is don’t cut more than 25% of the root system. Measure the trunk diameter at about 4 feet from the ground. Take that measurement and multiply it by 6.
Mark off that distance from the trunk and that is about where 25% of the roots can be cut. See image below. For example if you have a 12″ diameter trunk 4 feet Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins.