In article <18.104.22.168.19970614210022.006a2e7c at oa.ptloma.edu>, brownBI at OA.PTLOMA.EDU (David Brown) wrote:
>Does anyone in plantbio-land have a good (proven?) way to prevent sweet-gum
>tree roots from growing under a walkway or driveway. I seem to remember
>that fiber reinforced rubber matting buried 18 inches will block the roots.
>Any help that has really worked would be much appreciated.
>>Local nurserymen tell me cut it down. Of course they will do this for
>$xxxx.xx. I have cut out several roots over the years but they have grown
>faster than I have cut them so I'm into about $3000 in walkway/driveway
>>Help me save this really nice tree.
The chainsaw works best, that and don't plant them.