Need help, to cut a tree root, about 2 inch diameter.

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Mark Crnolatas
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Need help, to cut a tree root, about 2 inch diameter.

Postby Mark Crnolatas » Tue May 22, 2007 10:52 am

We need someone with a circular saw, to cut a tree root, which is growing toward the foundation of my mom and dad's house, from the neighbor's property. He said it was ok to cut, but I no longer have my saws.

Anyone up for cutting a tree root, or know of someone?

Mark


Joe Ott
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Re: Need help, to cut a tree root, about 2 inch diameter.

Postby Joe Ott » Tue May 22, 2007 11:33 am

Mark Crnolatas wrote:We need someone with a circular saw, to cut a tree root, which is growing toward the foundation of my mom and dad's house, from the neighbor's property. He said it was ok to cut, but I no longer have my saws.

Anyone up for cutting a tree root, or know of someone?

Mark


Jeff can chime in here Mark, but I wouldn't touch it unless the neighbor put it in writing. Even then, I might not depending on the size of the tree.

You can cut limbs, roots and so on from a neighboring tree that is in/over your property but if you cause damage you can become responsible/liable... if you cut limbs off a big old oak tree causing imbalance and that tree then falls on the neighbors house, guess who they're coming after? Once you do something to that tree it's no longer and "act of God".

At least that's what a lawyer told me once, your mileage may vary...

FWIW.
Joe


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Postby dl meckes » Tue May 22, 2007 11:43 am

Cutting a root can also lead to the death of the tree. Where you cut the root will most likely cause the root to then branch, which will give you two roots where you used to have one.

I'd suggest this may not be a DIY job and it dovetails with Joe's post.


Joe Ott
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Postby Joe Ott » Tue May 22, 2007 11:59 am

You might also consider calling (I think its') Terry at Lakewood Tree. Good guy. We have him check on our old Oak every couple of years.

Joe


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Postby dl meckes » Tue May 22, 2007 12:36 pm

Yes, Terry Vargus - Lakewood Tree - 521.5341. Very reasonable.



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