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I have a very large, beautiful Cottonwood tree on my property, that is near the property line with my neighbor. She wants to put in a new fence, because the tree has been pushing up the posts for her old fence. The fencing company has said that they can put in a new fence, but they will have to "shave off" a bit of the tree trunk and possibly some of the root near the surface of the ground. I am worried that something like that could lead to the tree getting sick or dying. I want to keep peace among neighbors, but it would be a disaster and very expensive to lose the tree because of something likethis. Can you please tell me if a Cottonwood tree is hardy enough to withstand such a "shaving" procedure?

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Jerry, This guy needs an answer fast.  Could you please supply one for him and then cc: the response to me at brandon.monson@usu.edu?

Thanks,

Brandon

 

Posted on 5 Sep 2007

Jerry Goodspeed
County Director, Horticulture Agent, Weber County

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