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.