I have roots from my tree showing. Should I add more dirt to cover??

The roots are higher than the yard. I can’t Moe in that area. Should I add more dirt to cover the roots?

  6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 29, 2018
    I would put a low border around and add soil and mulch

  • Judy Judy on Jan 29, 2018
    I would put a large circle of bricks or cement blocks around the tree, and then fill this area with dirt, and plant flowers, or grass. Be sure to trim the lower branches, to give light to the grass, area, that you want to grow more grass, or flowers. Best wishes, J.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jan 29, 2018
    Making a bark mulch bed might be suggested, or planting some groundcover. Sedums pachysandra and vinca do well in these areas in my planting zone.

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Jan 29, 2018
    You need to check to see what type of tree it is. Some trees will die if these roots are covered.

  • Judy Judy on Jan 30, 2018
    Janet, I know exactly how you feel. I thought at first, that I didn't plant the tree deep enough, but it is the tree, it just does what it wants. I haven't made a brick circle around it yet, but I plan on doing so. Best wishes, be sure to have you soil tested, you may be able to get a kit at Lowe's to do this, and you will find out more info .. best wishes, J.

  • DW DW on Jan 30, 2018
    a great reason to “ check with an arborist or even your local extension office BEFORE planting trees and shrubs”....above ground roots are normal for most maple varieties and you can’t remove them or tree expires..