Fruitless Mulberry Trees
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Tilling Soil Around Fruitless Mulberry

Anonymous added on March 6, 2014 | Answered

I am considering tilling my lawn under the fruitless mulberry trees to reinvigorate the soil and bring my lawn back. The trees have a lively root system reaching out throughout the area. Would tilling destroy the roots and consequently the trees? Or will tilling merely cut some of the roots which might grow back? I am trying to figure out the best way to restore my lawn while keeping the trees healthy.

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Nikki
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Answered on March 6, 2014

I would be a little skeptical about tilling so close to your tree. This will likely damage the roots and result in problems for the tree. If you are having issues with tree roots showing through the soil or the root are becoming invasive, the following articles may offer some help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/exposed-tree-roots.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/problem-tree-roots.htm

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