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How to Deal With Exposed Tree Roots

By August 9, 2007

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When working in the yard, exposed tree roots can be a major source of annoyance. "Tree roots that grow on the ground's surface are difficult to mow or walk over and can effect the growth and health of nearby grass and ground covers. The usual response to remedy the situation is either to cut the roots or add fill soil over the roots and then replanting grass or ground cover," says Steve Nix. However, About's Forestry Guide warns that these solutions can have disastrous effects on your trees. Discover why this is so, and hear Steve's alternative solution, in this article on dealing with exposed tree roots.


October 12, 2012 at 12:36 pm
(1) William Peacock says:

There is another way to deal with exposed tree roots in your lawn. Don’t cut them off or cover them up. Using a new landscaping tool that attaches to your gas powered edger, you can grind or shave down that root to the surface level within minutes. It’s called the “Root Hog.”

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