Identify this tree and is it deep rooted?

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  1. Ian H

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    Not the best pictures but they are all I have. I’m digging this tree out and wondered if there will be many roots going down or are they more likely to be going out sideways?

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    Thanks for any help.
     
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    What size of machine are you using ;)
     
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    Looks to be ash. Not sure about roots spread/depth.
     
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    Medium :LOL:
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    Thanks, i’ll Google to check (y)
     
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    I’m almost around it now but I was wondering if there could be any big roots going straight down.

    There’s been loads coming out sideways
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    I always find 1 ba$tard root that goes straight down. Keep digging round and rocking the tree until you can get to it or snap it.

    What is the plan once it has been removed?

    Andy
     
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    Dry stone wall around, stone circle of slabs and a fire pit :)
     
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    I see you're half way there - but it looks just like our overgown cherry tree, also roots sideways beyond the crown and near surface. Would imagine there's a tap root though.

    Blup
     
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    I’m going to start heading for the trunk next time i’ve got some spare energy, i’ve left a long trunk so hopefully that’s enough to pull out anything that’s heading down.
     
  13. Looks like a mountain ash to me (rowan) If so, they can be deep rooted (I think)
     
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    I found it helpful to use a block and tackle on the trunk to lever the root ball, to snap roots, also sometimes to put a plank/rock/object below one side of the rootball to redirect leverage up, rather than sideways
     
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    There’s a huge tree about 10mtrs away so if I could get a big enough strap or chain I could rathchet off that.
     
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    Yes, that looks plenty strong enough (y)
     
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