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    Magnolia1 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Aug 2, 2007, 06:33 PM
    Cutting silver maple roots
    Help! I've hired some local 'independent' interlockers to do some interlocking out front. Upon coming home today, I noticed they cut off some pretty thick roots (about 3 veins or so each about 5 inches wide) that were about a foot under. These thick roots are about 3 ft out from the base of the tree. I believe the tree is a silver maple and it seems really old. Diameter of trunk is about 3 ft wide. Is this safe?
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    Aug 4, 2007, 06:01 AM
    You Should Move This Question To Home And Garden, We Work With Wood But Not Roots. Lol
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    Sep 2, 2009, 11:12 PM
    The silver maple have a poor wood... the risk can become when same strong wind make force on it
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    Sep 5, 2009, 06:45 PM

    The silver maple is famous for falling over in high wind because it has a poor root anchor. Cutting those roots condemned your tree to almost certain failure. Get it topped off or completely removed as soon as possible. Your interlocking contractor is probably liable.

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