roots in ground after the tree is removed
I had 3 trees removed. Maple, Cottonwood, and another.
We did not want to pay to have the stumps ground, and have them chase after the roots since many of them were around my roses.
I know that salt can help kill the stumps and probably the roots too.
Now that the trees are gone, the roots don't know that it is gone, and will continue to live and grow probably? If I cut a huge root, will the part of the root that is separated from the stump try to live on, and take nutrition from my roses? If we (my husband) cuts a huge root, what damage will it do to the lawn and flowers?
I know you are all for trees here, but I don't know where to ask. The cottonwood was so nasty, and if it fell could ruin our roof and chimney. The sugar maple had scale and all of them were loaded with ants. Now they were attracting wooley aphids.
I don't know if the roots will just harmlessly disappear in time, or if they will become nasty and hurt the soil.
Thanks for any help you can give me. I intend to offense to tree lovers.