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Q.Lilly Pilly Help

Zone 5064 | Stephenozzy added on June 15, 2022 | Answered

Hi, I have a number of well established Lilly Pillys along the lawn side of one house by the fence line. I am wanting to know how I can raise the level of the ground up to around 500mm at the highest point. So this sould mean 500mm of tree trunk would be covered. The lawn area was lifted 600mm one end sloping down to 200mm the other end. We are filling this space so the synthetic can go right to the fence. Will be safer so kids don’t fall down there etc. I have attached a photo. I think using soil would not be good, and may damage the tree base. What if we used gravel and/or crusher dust? Or would that create any major issues for the tree? If so, then I would. End to build boxes made of sleepers to shield the tree base. Is this needed? It would be a lot of work, but if the only option I will do it. If I do, then how much space each side do I need? Cab you please advise, or provide me a contact that can? We are converting our lawn (soccer area) in to a synthetic field, as the grass never lasts. Thanks, Stephen 0419429733

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Answered on June 15, 2022

The level looks a bit low on the trunk, anyway, as if the level has receded over time. I think filling it in with soil would be just fine! Especially since this is a very small amount of space that will be covered. I don't think that any special precautions need to be taken for this situation.

However, I would advise to please REFRAIN from putting your personal information out to the public. I will remove it this time.

Here is an article for more information on the shrub:


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