Will cutting Ficus Tree surface roots kill tree ?
We have 3 relative large (40 feet high) Ficus Tree's along the back of our property... planted by previous property owner.
We want to cut off the surface roots in order to dig and plant other types of tree's... (or whatever)... then in a year or two maybe take the Ficus trees out (after our new trees/whatever are established)
1 - Do Ficus Tree's have both surface and deep roots?
2 - Will the Tree's blow over in a wind with out the surface roots?
3 - Will they die before our new stuff is established in about two years?
Thanks for any help.