Create a walkway over my neighbor's tree roots- low cost solution?

Neighbor's trees create so much shade that almost nothing will grow. The tree roots are across my property. Need low cost diy solution
q create a walkway over my neighbor s tree roots
q create a walkway over my neighbor s tree roots
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 29, 2018
    apply heavy landscape fabric,place pea pebbles, or stone,conatinaer plant with shade perennials and annuals
  • Lakshmi Abhilash Lakshmi Abhilash on May 29, 2018
    How about a raised bed with some shade flowers?
  • Han11807599 Han11807599 on May 29, 2018
    My neighbor laid pressure treated 4x4's roughly 3 feet apart on the ground & made a walkway by screwing 1x4's to make what looks like a pier over water. He stained the 1x4's before attaching, turned out nice.
  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on May 29, 2018
    The first thing you have to do is remove these tree roots. And you can't be sure they won't ruin what you put down!

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    • Jeanette S Jeanette S on May 29, 2018
      You may want to check your ordinances on this. If they are INVADING your property, actually they cannot stop you from trimming them back. Actually, if they are a danger to the foundation of your home, then you can ask that the tree be removed at their expense!!
  • Lynne Lynne on May 29, 2018
    Go or call your local tree nursery. Most often removing those roots can be removed, depending on the tree. Good luck!
  • William William on May 29, 2018
    Cut the roots out. They are encroaching on your property. Mention it to your neighbor. Anything you put down the roots will just destroy. Two neighbors across from me had a tree bordering both properties. Owner of the tree did not want to cut it down. Cost too much. Other neighbor cut the roots and dug a trench on his property. Once a week he poured rock salt into the trench wet it down to kill/prevent roots from growing onto his property. Eventually this killed the tree and the tree owner had no choice but to cut it down. You can legally trim, cut, remove anything that is going onto your property.
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