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I'm finding this orange colored root in an area several feet ( like 15 - 20 ft. : 4.527 - 6 m ) from the tree canopy and roots are invading our vegg garden area. Net research of root color and a app pic of the bark ( no leaves in March ) says it is a invasive White Mulberry imported a long time ago to promote Silk worm production. I'm thankful this one is fruitless. No blooms at all.
 

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Oh dear, what will you do about the tree? Would you be able to get it removed? I understand the white Mulberry is illegal to plant there and is a real nuisance. The ones that bear fruit can make a lot of mess can`t they.
 
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I could take the tree out myself, stump and all. It's only a 25 footer with a 12inch trunk, but I'd rather not go through a divorce that would ensue after 55 years of marriage. :( The way it is at SandburRanch, the wife doesn't even want a tree pruned much less removed and her suggestion would be to move the garden to another location. OH WELL, my gardening days are about over anyway.
 

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I have a bald cypress that has a root system that invades a part of the garden. There is no way my wife or myself would ever remove that tree...it is that valuable and beautiful to us.... But we can manage the root system which on a cypress is very extensive with a middle buster running it through the area behind my garden tractor each spring. Its a compromise that works for us.
 
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...and it`s a therapy we all need - don`t you dare give it up !! It doesn`t matter how much I ache, or how mucky and tired I am, I always feel better when I`ve spent time doing the garden, much better than sitting in a chair feeling glum.
 
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I'm finding this orange colored root in an area several feet ( like 15 - 20 ft. : 4.527 - 6 m ) from the tree canopy and roots are invading our vegg garden area. Net research of root color and a app pic of the bark ( no leaves in March ) says it is a invasive White Mulberry imported a long time ago to promote Silk worm production. I'm thankful this one is fruitless. No blooms at all.
The Paper Mulberry tree has a similar root. I use to find that orange root all over my yard from the two paper mulberry trees I had in my yard, which are equally as invasive. I chopped them down and had to keep removing 'Suckers' for months after their removal. I don't throw out any yard waste, so I also had to chop down the suckers from log cuttings I let decompose into the ground. No longer a problem.
 

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I could take the tree out myself, stump and all. It's only a 25 footer with a 12inch trunk, but I'd rather not go through a divorce that would ensue after 55 years of marriage. :( The way it is at SandburRanch, the wife doesn't even want a tree pruned much less removed and her suggestion would be to move the garden to another location. OH WELL, my gardening days are about over anyway.
You could cut the roots where they invade the veg patch.
 

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