Is it safe to cut some of the roots off a tree?
Hello all, This is my first time posting in this area of the forums.
I have a mature oak tree at the front of the house, and I am digging down about 5 inches to install a brick patio. In order to do this, I will have to cut some of the tree's roots. I will be cutting no more than about a quarter of the roots. How much will this affect the tree? By cutting the roots, am I asking for trouble?