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Q.Does It Hurt A Large Tree To Expose More Of The Roots At It’s Base For Decoration?

Zone Orem, UT | natecotton added on September 26, 2022 | Answered

I have a large tree that has grown out a giant mount of half exposed roots around it. Instead of piling up dirt I was thinking of washing away a bit more of the dirt then putting rocks around it. Will that hurt the tree if I wash some of the dirt off the exposed roots near the surface around the base of the tree?

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Answered on September 27, 2022

It won't, necessarily, hurt the tree. It will make the area more susceptible to pests and damage, so do take a little more care around the area if you choose to do so.

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