Old 05-15-2000, 01:29 AM
Dingo Dingo is offline
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I want to build a flower bed against a fence and there are some trees in the area that i want to build in but i dont want to remove the trees. How high could the bed sit without harming the trees? I want to raise it to the hight of the other beds in the yard which is around 2 feet. would this kill the tree?<br>thanks for the help<br>Dingo
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Old 05-15-2000, 09:48 AM
Lanelle Lanelle is offline
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Yes, the tree roots will suffocate and the trees will eventually die. Its best to leave the soil level at its original level around the trees, out to the drip line.
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Old 05-15-2000, 10:12 PM
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Stonehenge Stonehenge is offline
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I've seen some diagrams of a way to build that bed and minimize the affect on the tree, which involves large amounts of perf PVC filled with crushed stone radiating from the tree - looks very complicated and expensive - not worth the effort when you might still kill the tree.
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