I am the guy (earlier JAns with you) with the Olive Tree issue,,,,the Olive tree is "gone" (!!?) and no sewer line issues, not now anyway! maybe this iscoming!i have nowhad it ground three times, the last time with a computer-controlled chipper that got down 1-2 ftfurther than the first two! Over a huge area as well. I have tried 2 diff liquid"root killers" (as you had suggested) as well,,,,the sprouts are still coming back!The weird thing is: the sprouts are only 6-8 inches long, and are coming fromthe root(s), which seem to have RISEN to the top of the ground area! I sweara month ago, this area (where the roots are now at the top!) was totally devoidof any roots at all,,,,as if something is "pushing" the roots upward from below!Is this possible? in only a month? I have a pine tree there as well,,,and it ishard to distinguish the pine from the olive! they seem to be now "together".Where the olive tree WAS, to the place where the pine tree IS, is over 8-10 feetIts all mixed up, so they may be all one kind of tree OR a mixture of pine and olive.Even with a picture of this new nightmare, it is hard to see whats going on,,,you have to be here and "touch" as well as see it! I found one arborist whothinks he can tell but Im sure he will have to make a visit here to see for himself.Nobody I have talked to can really say what is going on for sure,,,,but that damnolive tree must be fighting back! I will be removing these "new top roots", but Iwanted someone to see-it-first to be believed,,,as this may be one for the record book! bob
The one thing of all this that, s t i l l, amazes me is the following:Please see (go to my server) the image I created atwww.robemack.net/pinolive.jpg Shows an area about 12 x 30 ft. the topof this area is now all dirt/level. Just a month ago, the 2 x 4 (by 2 ft deep)volume (~ 16 cubic feet), I call B, was "open" (exposed) with nothing 'in it' but air! then was filled withdirt. Today, the top (just barely underground level) of this 2x4x2 (B) is loaded withTHICK olive and/or pine roots! These are too "old looking" to be "new"; as if these roots werethere for a long time, just several feet further down - then, suddenly,,,,wham! roots! Is something pushing these from "way down" up to almost level ground, and relatively quickly!? The same thing happened at 'A' 6-8 months ago, at that time a big olive tree root, 7 ft long!, was removed. Area 'A' is not a problem any longer,,,its now at 'B' !! the huge root at just underground level, at A, seemed to appear almost overnight! Nobody believes me! I dont believe this myself anymore! The entire area 'A' was root-removed-ground-chipped-sawed by a machine 1-2 months earlier. There was nothing left in this area,,,until not long afterward, this giant 7 foot long olive root appeared! "Today,,,no roots ----- tomorrow....could be roots galore!" Its as if an empty volumous area is root-free one minute, then a bunch of roots is in it the next! They cant be moving sideways, can they!? they must be moving upward,,,,fascinating!? I may write all this up in a white paper,, maybe I can get enuff bucks for it to pay for all I have spent on this story! PS: I just learned our city, in their wisdom, is planting OLIVE trees on both sides of a major street near me! I think its too late to stop them! Or, just a simple "Im telling you so" now will do, then a "I told you so" later.