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I currently have a horse chestnut tree in my garden that’s probably around 15 years old. It’s around 10/15 metres away from my garden slabs which are near towards the conservatory. I have noticed the slabs were not sitting level and became uneven over the past year. What I discovered was that the roots of the tree were impacting the slabs. My concern is that I don’t want the roots coming closer to the property. What are my options? Can I prune the tree to slow or stop the growth, which I was considering when the tree sheds its leaves in Autumn. Could you help or guide me please?


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That tree looks awfully small to have spread its roots so far. Have you found actual tree roots under the slabs, and have you traced them to that tree?

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