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Tree Roots

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by ZMan, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. ZMan

    ZMan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    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!
  2. rockandroller

    rockandroller LawnSite Member
    Posts: 121

    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......:cool:
  3. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    Do not cut the roots unless you want to loose the tree.

    Remove the grass apply mulch
  4. Ken Kesey

    Ken Kesey LawnSite Member
    from Here
    Posts: 115

    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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