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#477721 - 08/08/17 07:00 AM Cutting thirsty trees below dam...
urbanGobig Offline


Registered: 06/13/16
Posts: 17
Loc: Oklahoma
I am having a guy come out to cut out most of my thirsty Cedar trees on my property today and am wondering if I should include the trees surrounding the area Below my dam....I like the privacy they provide but am concerned that the roots could compromise the integrity of my newly built pond....
Is this a legitimate concern or am I just worrying about nothing?

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#477729 - 08/08/17 08:32 AM Re: Cutting thirsty trees below dam... [Re: urbanGobig]
nehunter Offline


Registered: 07/20/15
Posts: 46
Loc: NE
Ceder trees have shallow roots nut much past there branches. I would say leave them, but if there on the dam take them out, they hide the other trees that you don't want. Maybe I'm wrong but I do push out a lot of cedars in my pasture and they are a very easy tree to take out.

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#477731 - 08/08/17 08:36 AM Re: Cutting thirsty trees below dam... [Re: nehunter]
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Registered: 06/13/16
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Loc: Oklahoma
Cool, that's kinda what I was thinking also....thanks

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#477753 - 08/08/17 11:00 AM Re: Cutting thirsty trees below dam... [Re: urbanGobig]
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Registered: 10/27/15
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Loc: S. end of Elkins, Arkansas
Cedars are very shallow rooted. A couple of years ago, in a wet spot, I pushed a 4" cedar over by hand, wiggled it around some, then pulled it up. The whole root ball wasn't even two feet wide. I don't worry about the couple of 8-10" cedars just beyond the toe of my dam. They give me shade to escape into if need be.
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