Roots growing under small wall
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Roots growing under small wall

by AndyB193 » Sun Jul 16, 2023 11:46 pm

Hi all, new to the site and hoping I'm posting in the right place.

I have a short stone wall between my property and the neighbour's which has a somewhat large tree within a couple of feet. Today the neighbour noticed our tree roots have grown under the wall, lifting it and cracking it along the cement joints. I am looking for advice on the best way to handle this as I've not worked with stone or cement before.

Am I right in thinking that the best solution would be to somehow dismantle the end of the wall by cracking the cement joints, cutting and removing the offending roots and rebuilding the wall using the existing stone and new cement?

Here is a short video of the issue:


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Re: Roots growing under small wall

by stoneyboy » Tue Jul 18, 2023 9:56 pm

Hi andyb193,
You will never stop tree roots from growing under the wall. I suggest you replace the wall adjacent to the tree with a low timber post and rail fence.
Regards S

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