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Old 05-19-2013, 11:14 AM
Kiril Kiril is offline
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Originally Posted by 9ball1018 View Post
As I forgot to mention there has already been a mulch bed built up around the truck of the tree. No telling how long these are 40 year old homes. I just need to take some pics.
Here are some things to consider.

1) If the roots you want to cover are within 5-7 feet on both sides of the drip line, I would exercise extreme caution.

2) In order to realistically cover the roots with turf you would need a minimum of 4" of soil. This will change a number of soil factors which can impact tree health.

3) If your fill soil is different than the native soil in these areas, your management requirements will be dramatically different. For example, irrigation requirements. What you will end up with is having to over irrigate the rest of the area in order to keep the turf covering the roots alive. This will be detrimental to both turf and tree(s) for numerous reasons.

4) Ignore everything axe just said.

Last edited by Kiril; 05-19-2013 at 11:18 AM.
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