I read your response to Peter from Poway concerning the olive tree roots.
Dec 28, Sever the cutting 1/4 inch below a pair of leaves using clean, sanitized pruning shears and pot the cutting soon after gathering it to limit the chance of moisture loss.
Rooting Process. The top 3 inches of soil contain many of these feeder roots. You will be limited in working the soil in the area under and in a foot or more radius around a mature olive tree.
Any disturbance to the soil can damage these necessary roots, and enough damage can cause the eventual death of the tree. Dec 10, The most effective propagation method for this small tree is rooting sweet olive cuttings. Sweet olive tree propagation works best with semi-hardwood cuttings.
This means you need to take cuttings from the tree in late autumn. Before you take the cuttings, prepare the pots to plant them in. Mix sharp sand, perlite and milled coir in equal parts. Oct 15, You could remove a section of the root with the shoot and use this to start a new tree. They are called suckers or truncheons which have sprouted. Obviously you must be judicious with this or you would sever all the roots and kill the tree. Sep 29, For DIY root cutting, use this step-by-step guide.
Find the root posing an issue and trace it back to the base of your tree. If it turns out to be part of a large root, Measure the diameter of your tree. Wrap a measuring tape around the tree, four feet from the tree’s base. Then, divide Mark. This can be done when roots are lifting walkways or new walkways are being installed. The amount shaved should be kept to a minimum. No more than 1/3rd of the top of the root should be shaved.
Make clean cuts when cutting roots. Use sharp loppers or a sharp hand saw. Don’t leave ragged edges on the root ends. Try to cut them off where there are root junctions – just like pruning a tree branch back to the branch collar. Clean cuts. Nov 28, Tree roots are cut for a number of reasons.
Sometimes the roots grow up out of the ground and cause problems with foundations or walkways. Other times the roots are accidentally cut.