28 Comments

  1. Step Willis on July 24, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Can I take a stump grinder and remove all of those exposed roots and then plant grass over the top?



  2. Travis Widner on July 24, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    Would you ever cut surface roots? I have a maple in my yard with surface roots all the way to my house. I feel like I at least need to cut the roots that are trying to get under my house. I had an arborist come out and tell me that I can aggressively cut nearly all of the surface roots in my yard but I haven’t seen that advice anywhere else.



  3. Integrity Surveying Ltd on July 24, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    Very informative, thankyou



  4. Andrew on July 24, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    This isn’t helping. I want to be able to mow, what can I do.



  5. Zeke Lefty on July 24, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    Cut the tree….and sell 4 lumber🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣



  6. Beth Weaver on July 24, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    My tree & roots are near driveway. I want grass, not mud or mulch to walk on. So , I can’t start hacking at the tops to level with ground???



  7. slpip on July 24, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    Less than $30, use a carbide circular saw blade and a gas trimmer can cut and grind these roots much faster, easier, and fun.



  8. L ogic on July 24, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    Or just cut it down.



  9. Jane Lee on July 24, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    I really hate maple tree in my front yard and the two aspen trees in the back yard. It’s extremely difficult to dig around the maple tree because of the roots everywhere. The aspen trees are like a monster. The suckers are everywhere that even my neighbor finds suckers from my yard in her basement. They are so aggressive! Never plant aspen around your house!



  10. Eugenia Kozlowski on July 24, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    What kind of perrenials do you recommend for under trees…oak, poplar & pine?



  11. joel medina on July 24, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    Did anyone else see the human face on the root of tree on minute 2:14 it’s the root on the center of screen creepy but cool



  12. Christina Nelson on July 24, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    Thank you for mentioning how bad retaining walls are around trees. I do not like them. I am removing the wall that the previous homeowner installed. I’m sure the roots wil be happier.



  13. Alex Letterman on July 24, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    This video FAILS to recognize the extreme over-spreading of the tree roots causing so much damage to the property. INSTEAD, it simply suggest COVERUP techniques—like enabling alcoholics! It doesn’t propose ideas such “containment” strategy, where expanded tree roots get demolished and cut, without the tree notice anything is missing. Very disappointing.



  14. ThomasTheSailor Chubby on July 24, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    I have too many roots. they are way, way out from the tree.. I’m gonna skim cut the top of the roots.. Roots are not much different than branches, You can cut a few with out harming the tree… A skim job, will not remove much..



  15. Martin b on July 24, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    the question arises. which company or g8vernemt do you work for?



  16. Vladimir Rasputin on July 24, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    Root = Raiz



  17. Keyser Söze on July 24, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    What a completely useless video by an obvious tree hugger who doesn’t want to hurt the trees "feelings" by chopping out the roots. Useless.



  18. Richard Siller on July 24, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    Aesthetically that’s an answer to the problem, but the problem still exists. The tree’s gigantic, it has a huge root system too. So depending the trees location…does it pose a threat to property or unsuspecting humans should it be hit by lightening, or uprooted by high winds? If so, it’s time to start dismembering what could be a lot of future heartache



  19. Ed Aker on July 24, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    This makes sense in theory, but realistically it isn’t that simple. Because you can have surface roots 25′ out from the trunk. The best advice they should be giving as part of the solution is to not plant maples especially Silver maples to begin with.



  20. Jacqueline Blake on July 24, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    I have surface roots growing along my fence line. Very noticeable. And when I mow the blade goes over the roots. Have had to replace them once but not doing it again. I’ve been using my trimmer ever since, and have called diggers hotline. Once they’re done so are those roots.



  21. Brad Tindell on July 24, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Try using A B’ROOT BAR ROOT CUTTING TOOL. IT IS NOT FOR EVERYONE BUT IT’S OUR GO TO TOOL IN THE FENCE INDUSTRY.



  22. masterjefftkd on July 24, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    I’ve been scanning YouTube for helpful information to help me in deciding how to handle my aggressive banyan tree roots. This was by far the most accurate and informative. Thank you.



  23. kathy Turner on July 24, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    I have a lot of old trees in my yard and live in a town that does not let you remove a tree unless it is sick or dying. My problem is I have roots coming up along a pathway leading into my backyard and misplacing my stepping blocks. This has become very dangerous for me being disabled to walk over. I don’t want to kill anything and I am not sure if these roots are from a tree or a bush. I have had garden people level them off but before long they are misplacing my steppingstones again. Help with any ideas. Thank you



  24. Jim O'Callaghan on July 24, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    How useless is this information! WOW! Can I have 3 minutes and 41 seconds of my life back?



  25. Intratec Tec 9 on July 24, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    Cut these tree down.



  26. Thomas Kincaid on July 24, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    So you’re not going to show the feathering and removal of wall? Do you put the wall back in further? No I have more questions and no answers.



  27. Rob RenTerra on July 24, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    No answers in this video



  28. Brock Taylor on July 24, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    YOU DID NOT SHOW HOW TO FIX IT. IT IS A VIDEO. YOU SHOULD HAVE SHOWED THE AFTER PART OF REMOVING THE BRICKS AND SHOWED WHAT TO DO….. RIDICULOUS