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Pictures are parts of tree I got out so far and tree still remaining in ground

went to dig a hole for a bush, and found a tree root. I went to dig it out and the more I dug, it seems like someone buried a whole tree! I’ve removed about a 10 foot section of it so far, but there seems to be even more and I have no idea how large this actually is. Do you think it is imperative that I remove it?

  • Is it a real tree or some remains of construction material (or beams of an old farm). What it is the status of it? (rot or still strong). And what kind of bush? Roses may have less problems then e.g. some bushes with deeper roots (e.g. used for edges). Oct 13, 2023 at 10:04
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    A picture would help us answer your question.
    – kevinskio
    Oct 13, 2023 at 11:24
  • More likely it grew there from a tree nearby, if it's actually a tree root. What's around for trees? Are you quite sure it's not a pipe or cable?
    – Ecnerwal
    Oct 13, 2023 at 13:30
  • No worries. Stop digging. Deep, fat roots of a tree are there to anchor the tree and seek water. They do not compete with shrubs for nutrients. Oct 13, 2023 at 15:37
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    Sounds like someone tried to create a Hügukultur garden see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%BCgelkultur) for more info.
    – Jurp
    Oct 13, 2023 at 17:17


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