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Tree Roots / Fence Posts

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 20:20
Some good advice there Sam.

I like the stump aswell. I think ill chop away at what i can on the roots first then take it from there. I like the stepping stones idea. Wilk the clinbers take forever to grow?

I will post up pics about the grass when i get the chance. Definitely doing soon. Also bought a nice fence to border the lawn.

If you see the state of the garden before i started work on it you would be amazed ha was terrible.

How difficilt are paving slabs to get up? Is it just a case of brute strength...

Tree Roots / Fence Posts

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 20:28
Its actually my girlfriends flat. The landlord says he cant afford to get anyone to do it ive got a feeling we arent going to hear from the fella next door. The labdlord paid for it to be cut down because the flat above made a big deal about it. It needs fixing because when its windy it blows down amd the dogs can get next door and out of their back gate because its broken.

Bit of a nightmare. You cant really see from that pic but the roots go ubder the paving slabs and right the way up to the house theyve also blocked the drains a few times. Nightmare. Suppose ill have to get some quotes and take it from there. Dont want to though ive already spent a few hundred doing up a garden tgat isnt mine.

Thanks for your replies.


Tree Roots / Fence Posts

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 16:27



My first post, was hoping for some advice.


The fence in the photo attached has become distorted due to the tree roots pushing the posts outwards. I want to re – sow the lawn or possibly turf it, but think should get this sorted first. The property is rented, the landlord claims that fence should be maintained by next door (even though the tree is in our side of the garden). The fella next door is a bit of a recluse, no one sees him or knows him. (Ive knocked, and put a note through door, but I doubt he will sort the problem).


I don’t want to pay £100’s to get the stump ground out etc. Do you think it would be possible to chop away at the roots with an axe then try an straighten up the fence posts? The tree was only cut down a year ago. Can you think of any other solutions?

There is a new fence panel there but can’t get it in because its not straight. Some people say drill holes and put diesel in the stump, someone else said to dig the roots up. I actuall quite like the stump but the fence needs fixing ASAP.






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