Q: Is there a safe distance out from the base of a pine tree to cut extending roots?
A: I am sure there is one but I can’t tell you how to determine it. Much depends on the height of the tree, the lean of the trunk, the distribution of limbs around the tree, and the type of soil the tree is growing in. Only a trained tree professional can give you good advice. Find one at www.georgiaarborist.org.