Answer: Yes. Some trees such as oaks and dogwoods are extremely sensitive to changes in soil depth. Some maple varieties naturally produce surface roots and the roots will move up through new soil, so adding it won't help in the long run. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to grow lawn under these trees due to the root problem plus the fact that the tree steals water and nutrients from the soil as well as blocks the sunlight needed for a healthy lawn. You might consider a groundcover such as English ivy or periwinkle instead.
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