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Q.Can I Surround Mature Dogwood With A Deck?

Zone North Carolina piedmont zone 7 | Philmore added on July 31, 2020 | Answered

Large mature Cornus Florida. Can I build deck surrounding it? Won’t damage root zone but will cover it. Watered by gutter downspout near it.

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Answered on August 3, 2020

The only problem with that, I can see, is that it may get overwatered with no sun to dry out the root zone.

Dogwoods are prone to disease from wet soils.

Biofungicides can help to prevent this. Here is an article that will help:


Here is an article that will help you with the care of dogwoods:


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