I have a Catalpa tree in the center of my yard. Today the neighbor showed me it's roots are showing in his (vegetable) garden. He went looking for it after noticing that his crops were smaller at the edge, and that the soil was dryer on that side, too, in the summer.
Knowing that the tree is about 6 years old, and it's crown has a radius of about 3m, and that we barely cut it, is this excessive rooting to be expected?
What can I do to to show my tree some 'manners'? Prune it? Cut the roots on one side? Lead the roots elsewhere?...
[EDIT] I have the role of the 'other party' in this question.