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Can I cut some roots of a Silver Birch tree without causing serious harm?

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I have to widen the surround of a long, narrow pond near a mature silver birch tree (betula utilis jaquemontii). The roots of the silverbirch seem to have found their way round the original pond, and some go right up to the edge where I have to work, at one point this is only about a metre from the tree.
If I cut some of the small (say, less than 15mm diameter) roots to make space for the widened foundation, will it seriously affect the tree, or will it just sprout new roots?
Second question:
I have tried digging carefully round the roots, removing soil and lowering the roots. Will the tree tolerate this treatment?

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  • Posted: Mon. 23rd November 2020 10:51