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#16 Itchy4Scratch

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 12:54 PM

and herein lies a major issue with unqualified advice to ground staff.

it looks like we can add aboriculture to the list of things Obe is not so proficient in.



for those playing along at home, don't put any fill or turf over the tree roots of an existing tree, the more mature the tree, the higher the chance of killing the tree.
here is the first site I came across in a search to give some more details
http://treelogic.com...-in-soil-level/


There's another thread on here about this and AhBen rekons you can do it so long as you dont do it all the way to the trunk, that made sense to me.

http://forums.iseekg...sed-tree-roots/
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Posted 03 April 2017 - 01:19 PM

And therein lies the danger in relying on Google for definitive advice 😉

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 01:22 PM

There's another thread on here about this and AhBen rekons you can do it so long as you dont do it all the way to the trunk, that made sense to me.

http://forums.iseekg...sed-tree-roots/

granted, and I do remember that thread now.

 

In saying that, a lot of it has to do with the soil type and compaction and the moisture over the roots.

I only know about this stuff now because it has kicked me around on a project I am doing and I had to learn more about it. 


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 01:52 PM

granted, and I do remember that thread now.

In saying that, a lot of it has to do with the soil type and compaction and the moisture over the roots.
I only know about this stuff now because it has kicked me around on a project I am doing and I had to learn more about it.


Yeah fair enough, does the type of tree make a difference too?

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 05:52 PM

Yeah fair enough, does the type of tree make a difference too?

Yes. Most fast growing trees have this problem. Hence the reason for the problem on a lot of golf courses. And the fact that golf courses get watered on a regular basis so the tree grows lots of roots near the surface looking for the water, especially in dry times like a lot of aus has suffered in the last few years.


Edited by pom, 03 April 2017 - 05:54 PM.

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