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surface tree roots

Posted by Dave on August 24th, 2001 02:05 PM
In reply to Tree Roots above lawn by Deb on August 19th, 2001 09:35 PM [Go to top of thread]

Soft wood trees, like the silver maples I have, as they get older have roots that break the ground surface. Adding top soil is only a temporary fix, as the roots will eventually surface again. While it is generally not a good idea to damage /destroy a tree roots, the silver maple is the next thing to a weed. I have routinely cut out the root segment that surfaces from my silver maple for decades. If your trees are silver maples, get out your axe and shovel and pull that root like a bad tooth.

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