Root damage?

Asked March 10, 2013, 12:27 PM EDT

I have invasive privot all over my yard. It has been suggested that tilling it down to 5" will be the most effective removal method. My concern is for my trees if that is done: elm, cedar elm and oak. Will tilling the surface deep enough to get the privot tap root damage the trees? Is there a safer removal option, please?

Dallas County Texas

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