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Old 04-05-2014, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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They are 5 hours into it now and still cutting roots...this isn't even the biggest of them. I didn't know roots had bark on them but these roots are so big they have a big layer of their own bark.

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Old 04-05-2014, 04:16 PM
 
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That's pretty nuts! How old is this tree?
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Old 04-05-2014, 04:54 PM
 
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Holy crap!

I dug one up this morning but after looking at your pics I might just move.
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Old 04-05-2014, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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That's pretty nuts! How old is this tree?
Just short of six years.
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Old 04-05-2014, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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Going to miss the shade but not the mess. Maybe now I can get my lawn to grow again once those roots start to rot away that are coming up through the lawn. Took them 7.5 hours but it is done.



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Old 04-06-2014, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Metro Phoenix, AZ USA
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That little tree is the orange? How close is the trunk to the fence? If there's houses behind you, one day you will all have oranges!
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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Yes, the little one is the orange. The trunks is about 5 1/2 feet from the fence. Yeah, hopefully they like oranges.
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Metro Phoenix, AZ USA
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Yes, the little one is the orange. The trunks is about 5 1/2 feet from the fence. Yeah, hopefully they like oranges.

Further away than the pic makes it look. And the tree is a bit smaller than I thought. Now I wish I could remember the size of the containers mine came in, an how big the trees really were. The trunks of mine are probably only a foot or two further from the wall, both in the side yard... good citrus makes good neighbors, I think....
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Valley of the Sun
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After viewing this thread I'm pretty sure I've got a huge one in my front yard and close to my property line but technically in my neighbors yard on both sides of me, they've each got one too.
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:43 PM
 
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We have had a few suckers come up here and there but nothing as bad as yours. We have never had grass in our backyard but the nightmare we've had to put up with are the awful roots!!! We had our pavers redone in our yard May 2013 and workers cut the roots back and had everything leveled nicely. Not even one year later, our new pavers are lifting up. This tree is from hell...we love the shade but we are cutting it down next week. I don't want the expense of a cracking block wall and all the damage they will continue to create. Oh! and I found out that when the trees are removed, you MUST remove the root ball because the roots will keep growing after the tree is removed! My landscaper asked me to call one of his clients to confirm and I did. She told me she had the 4 trees professionally removed including the stump and they injected "root killer" into the remaining root areas. She remodeled the backyard with new pavers and 9 months later all of her new pavers are a mess. Roots removed for 8 months now and no sign of problems yet...that she can see anyway.
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