planting around trees - Knowledgebase Question

Saint Louis, MO (Zone 5B)
Question by ibeweave
March 12, 2007
i have trees in my yard i put down tree and shrub soil is that safe for the trees and to plant flowers?


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Answer from NGA
March 12, 2007

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Hope you didn't put down more than a few inches of soil over the existing tree roots. If you put down a thicker layer, rake it off or the tree roots can suffer (too much moisture, not enough oxygen). After raking the area flat, you can plant shrubs or flowers. Enjoy!

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