Tree Roots on Surface - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by grevis
March 29, 2000
I have roots that are protruding from the ground. How do I correct this problem?


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Answer from NGA
March 29, 2000
Some trees, such as maples, are well known for their surface roots. In most cases this is actually the normal way the tree grows and nothing would need to be done. Covering the roots with soil would be only a temporary measure in any case because the roots would soon grow back to the surface.

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