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Old 03-27-2000, 04:25 PM
steveair steveair is offline
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I agree with a most of what you say grounds, but still think the most critical situation here is what kind of tree is it? <p>I think that along with over watering and over fertilization being problems, that incorrect plant selection has just as much, if not more, to do with a tree's health and performance in the landscape.<p>Some trees, like silver maples, naturally grow roots at the surface. There is nothing you can do about it. You may be able to cosmetically cover it over for a brief time, but all you are doing is just forelonging the problem.<p>Also, it is natural for the roots to be there. To me, if it naturally grow there, then why try to change it. In some cases, the tree may be growing shallow roots for reasons as mentioned above. However, in a lot of cases that is just the type of tree and its characteristics.<p>I think to really begin to solve this problem, the tree needs to be identified. Without that, this is really a wild goose chase.<br>
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