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Problem with tree roots

Surface roots from our silver maple are making our backyard unusable. Can we do anything about it? [more inside]
posted by werkzeuger on May 11, 2014 - 10 answers

Simple Folk wanted.

Can you recommend any contemporary folk artists producing uncontemporary folk music? [more inside]
posted by Caskeum on Oct 31, 2013 - 36 answers

Latin roots of Spanish words

What's a good resource for looking up the Latin roots of Spanish words? (There are a number of fantastic resources for finding the Latin roots of English words, but I'm having a harder time with Spanish words.) [more inside]
posted by jtothes on Apr 30, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me fix my unsightly roots fast!

I waited too long and now my roots are coming out. I really ought to fix this tonight. I was wondering if anyone has used the root touch up product and how your results were? Also, do I really need to do a test 48 hours ahead? I've used various hair colors with no ill effects (I have no tattoos). I had a salon job, brown with highlights and cannot go there this week.
posted by Prairie on Jan 27, 2013 - 9 answers

Say babe, did you get that letter?

Ragtime blues - who else should I know? [more inside]
posted by timshel on Dec 16, 2012 - 6 answers

Live acoustic party music

Looking for a list of old-timey popular standard songs to play (guitar/banjo/mandolin/harmonica, etc) with friends in the living room while we drink beer and let the kids jump around. [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on Oct 20, 2012 - 24 answers

Do pressure drain cleaners work?

Anyone used a drain cleaning attachment on a high pressure water cleaner? Do they handle tree roots? [more inside]
posted by bystander on Oct 13, 2012 - 1 answer

Tips for redying faded red hair?

I dyed my hair red. Now I'm wondering if the instructions for redying/touch-ups are really correct, even for dye that has faded very quickly. [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Feb 28, 2012 - 17 answers

Root depth and breadth

I want to know how deep and how wide the roots of various plants will normally grow. Trees, gourd vines, wheat, clover, tomatoes, garlic, cilantro, marigolds, everything. I want to make sure my raised beds are high enough and also want to prevent plants from choking each other out.
posted by gray17 on Dec 15, 2011 - 4 answers

Please identify this clump of plant matter that came out of my sewer line.

Help me identify this clump of tree roots that a plumber cut from my sewer line today. It's either from a California Redwood, an ash, or this little tree that I haven't identified (maybe it's an ash too? It has berries while the big one does not, but I guess they flower and fruit on a multiyear cycle.) The house is in southern California, and roots are apparently invading the line through a bad splice between two sections of ABS pipe.
posted by contraption on Sep 22, 2011 - 4 answers

Planting a Colorado blue spruce near a driveway and sidewalk?

How far away (minimum) from my driveway and sidewalk should I plant a Colorado blue spruce, in order to make sure that its roots won't eventually wreak havoc with them? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on Jun 27, 2011 - 4 answers

Die die die

How do I remove/kill forsythia roots to prepare for new planting? [more inside]
posted by sixpack on Aug 3, 2010 - 3 answers

Is there any hip hop out there like The Roots?

Can you help me find more sweet tracks like The Roots' Get Busy and Here I Come? I am painfully lost in the hip hop universe. [more inside]
posted by mindsound on Mar 18, 2010 - 22 answers

Branching-out cosmological models

In the realm of astrophysics, are there any charts, graphs, or models (or even physical examples of star clusters, etc) that somewhat resemble the branches of a tree? [more inside]
posted by MattS on Dec 7, 2009 - 7 answers

I need to kill a tree.

I have a ficus tree in our yard (planted by the previous homeowner) that is growing too fast and the roots have breached the main sewer line on our property. The trunk of the tree is maybe eight inches in diameter, and completely removing the tree is dicey due to terrain and sewer line considerations. I live in Hawaii. Any suggestions?
posted by ldenneau on Jun 3, 2009 - 3 answers

How to start a community music ensemble

Are there instrumental equivalents to community choirs? And which ones work? [more inside]
posted by argybarg on Apr 11, 2009 - 11 answers

Intense breaks + soft music = ???

Breakfilter: Help me find songs that have similar drum breaks to You Got Me by The Roots. [more inside]
posted by azarbayejani on Apr 1, 2009 - 9 answers

Are self-installable dental electric nerve blocks on the horizon, at all?

Would it be very plausible to hope that a consumer-good electric(al) nerve block be developed for dental/oral surgery pain management? Soon? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Nov 13, 2008 - 6 answers

As of 2008, what can science tell me about my genetics thru DNA testing.

Wondering if anyone here has had a Genealogical DNA test for purposes of learning more about your distant (ie. not recent/paternity) ancestors. I have questions about the differences (price, service, thoroughness) of the various companies offering this service, the type of data that different tests can produce, and ways this data can be (constructively) interpreted. [more inside]
posted by cadastral on Apr 16, 2008 - 18 answers

what is "home" when it isn't a place?

Define "home." [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Apr 10, 2008 - 46 answers

Recommendations for a Fahey fan

Recommend me some old, weird Americana in the vein of John Fahey, please. [more inside]
posted by nasty, brutish, and of average height on Dec 3, 2007 - 21 answers

Can bamboo penetrate fibreglass?

Can Bamboo (rhizomatous) damage a fibreglass swimming pool? [more inside]
posted by figment on Nov 2, 2007 - 5 answers

How to touch up hair highlights inbetween salon visits?

Is there anyway to touch up my hair highlights inbetween salon visits? [more inside]
posted by 20something on Sep 5, 2007 - 5 answers

Stop eucalyptus roots from damaging pool

Our eucalyptus trees are damaging our pool area. Is there a way to save the trees and the pool? [more inside]
posted by diamondsky on Jun 17, 2007 - 8 answers

Like the wind and the rain / Like a southbound train

"Rock Me Mama," apparently a Bob Dylan unreleased track, also known as "Wagon Wheel" as played by Old Crow Medicine Show (and I'm sure the song has roots further back) - any music buffs know of this song and/or various recordings of it? [more inside]
posted by kjell on Sep 3, 2006 - 11 answers

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