Last year and this year I've contended(avoided), for the most part, a root that is running above ground from a Maple tree in my back lot. A couple times last year and twice today I hit that thing with my 62D deck on my 2720 and stalled the tractor both times. (I just bought this tractor and mower last year)
My question is, can I cut that root off somewhere below ground without harming the tree? My success with this practice has not been good in the past with other types of trees but I'm not sure if I killed them or it was just their time to go.
If you look closely, there are other roots protruding from the ground too. This particular one is my PITA.
I do not want to kill the tree so if the answer is leave it be, I will. I just want some educated responses as to how to handle this.
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