Blocking tree roots from pipes
Pool plumbing was installed about 3 ft. from a redwood that is about 6-in in diameter and 15 ft tall. Plumbing is about 16-in deep. Is it possible/recommended to dig a channel and place some sort of physical barrier to prevent roots from affecting the pipes? Or should we try to transplant the tree? Or should we resign ourselves to choosing between the tree and our pool? In reading Q/A about transplanting, I realize we may not have enough space to follow recommended directions, so an attempted transplant might be a bit too rough on the tree.