Old 08-23-2004, 06:56 PM
ZMan ZMan is offline
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Tree Roots

I have a question about tree roots that are on the surface.
The trees look like maple trees and I would like to mulch around them because it is a real pain to mow around them with the roots .Is it possible to do anything with the roots such as cutting them out without damaging the trees?
thanks for the help!
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Old 08-23-2004, 08:02 PM
rockandroller rockandroller is offline
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Is it your tree??? I would advise you not cut the roots, especially if they are close to the tree itself. If its a customers, it's not worth the potential risk to the tree. Just playin' it safe. The mulch idea sounds good to me..Just my 2 cents......
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Old 08-23-2004, 10:17 PM
Coffeecraver Coffeecraver is offline
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Do not cut the roots unless you want to loose the tree.

Remove the grass apply mulch
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Old 08-23-2004, 10:43 PM
Ken Kesey Ken Kesey is offline
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Don't put a lot of soil over them either, as one of the reasons maples' roots are exposed is to get more oxygen.

Mulch will be fine.

Up sell them with a groundcover, too.
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