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    Can dogs kill my tree?

    I have a beautiful big, big old tree. Not sure of what kind. Got two puppies. 38 & 40 pds. who love to dig around my tree. Big holes. My father-in-law says they will kill it. I don't want to keep them fenced up all the time.
    Please advise. Thank-you

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    Oak
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    RE: Can dogs kill my tree?

    Your grandfather's right, depending on what kind of tree it is. Give us some description or pictures and we'll help you ID.

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    RE: Can dogs kill my tree?

    It says "father in law", not grandfather, Jules my dear.

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    RE: Can dogs kill my tree?

    Am I thinking correctly that most of the tree's feeding roots are in the top foot of soil and that's what the dogs will be destroying?
    Zone 6, St. Louis, MO

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    RE: Can dogs kill my tree?

    Oh. Oops. Thanks for fixing my eyes for me, Tax. Father-in-law: got it. In my own relationship world, I would not even listen to something my father-in-law said to me about trees, but would sit rapturously while my grandfather spoke. So I think it was psychological on my part.

    Anyhow, see, let's say that this tree is a really old beech. Beech trees have far-reaching surface roots. If the dogs were constantly digging, yep, that tree, even a hundred-year-old giant, would not survive because it would eventually starve. It might take 2 years, or it make take a decade, but yes, it would die. Like the tree? Keep the dogs away.

    --Jules
    --Jules

    A TREE GROWER'S DIARY
    “There is just as much beauty in the landscape as we are prepared to appreciate, not a grain more.”
    —Henry David Thoreau

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