How to camouflage a very large tree root?

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How to camouflage a large tree root


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  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 12, 2021

    Here are some landscaping ideas to help you:


    https://www.treehugger.com/surface-tree-roots-in-yard-1343427

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Apr 12, 2021

    I would add top soil or mulch over it. Depending on the surrounding area, you could also add plants or shrubbery.

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Apr 12, 2021

    If you should ever want to cut the end of it, after consulting with an arborist, you can cut it with a sawz-all with a "demolition" blade in it.

  • Cover it with some mulch. Soil is not recommended since it can cause damage.

  • Mogie Mogie on Apr 12, 2021

    We have the same problem in our front yard. Decided to make a huge circle with block around the tree. Will then fill in with some mulch. Not only will take take care of a tripping hazard but it will also dress up the area.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Apr 13, 2021

    Hello. Mulch or rocks might be options.


    Mulch tips to avoid

    Do not mulch too thinly or make tree volcanoes.

    Do not have mulch touch the tree trunk. Ideally, the mulch should not physically contact the trunk; it is most beneficial if it extends out from the trunk to the ends of the branches.


  • Betsy Betsy on Apr 20, 2021

    Hi Carol: Technically, you can remove 1/3 of a trees roots without harming the tree. If you can remove this root by cutting it close to the tree and out to where it's causing a problem, you should be o.k. Or, you can dig out the dirt under the root along the area that's sticking up and then some, and see if you can push the root into this trench. You may have to put something really heavy on it for a while to keep it from springing back up. Or, you can put a thick layer of mulch all around the tree. Other than this, I have no idea.


    Good luck

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