We received a call today from someone trying to install pavers under a silver maple tree. If you own a silver maple, you know these trees produce some mean surface roots! He asked if chopping up these roots to make room for the pavers would harm the tree. We're so glad he asked! The short answer is "YES!" Here's why:
Roots serve two purposes:
Are pavers a good solution to my problem?
What's the best alternative to pavers or river rock?
I read your article and it is very informative. We are a small tree trimming and removal company in River View FL. We get a lot of calls to trim trees and when we see that the owner has chopped out some of the roots we tell them that it is not good for the trees and your article just backs up what we are telling them. Thanks again.
8/9/2018 06:21:15 pm
I have several different types of trees surrounding my home. So, I liked that you pointed out that most tree roots travel horizontally and can go 6-12 feet below the surface. It might be smart for me to remove a few of them that are close to my home.
11/28/2022 06:53:46 am
Tree roots are normally down to 18 inches under the ground, ,only a tap root can go down deep to water source..
5/7/2019 09:01:49 pm
I find it helpful when you said that a tree that shows small, pale-colored leaves and sheds them early is a sign that they are experiencing damage. If one of my trees shows these, I would ask a local removal service to uproot it safely by the end of this week. Doing this will help keep my garden healthy in the long run.
12/17/2019 11:21:50 am
Thanks for the writeup... I am presently dealing with a tree root issue and want to do my research before cutting into them as I do not want to cause harm to the tree.
3/7/2020 04:41:19 pm
Thank you for posting this, here in the midwest we get lots of uprooted trees and I have plenty in my area. I've actually seen pavers laid on top of the roots nearly kill a tree entirely. Its really not a good idea. .
7/16/2020 02:50:33 am
I appreciate the part of your article that states the signs to look out for when checking for dying or damaged trees, like pale leaves or dead limb tips. The trees at my brother's farmhouse are some of the reasons we love to visit his place specifically because they're so nice to look at, but the other week we were alarmed by a very white looking tree amidst the healthy brown ones. We found it odd how this particular tree looked so pale, and now that I know that this may be a dying tree, I'll have a tree removal service check out what needs to be done about it.
2/1/2021 05:54:53 am
Thanks for sharing your post and good ideas. I'm pretty sure we should hire experienced professionals who actually know what they are doing when we aren’t sure where to start! Tree removal and outdoor landscaping service are included also! Seeing proof of reference and review always puts my mind at ease, you can try that. Keep up the good work, dude =)
4/7/2021 05:49:25 am
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5/24/2021 04:16:36 pm
Great share for everyone. This is very insightful post, especially, feeding the tree, tree trimming quincy ma and pruning it. We have hired Joe for some pruning services for a few years because we have worked with him for over 3 years, and he's so well respect in our neighborhood near revere ma. But now we consider to start our own personal care services for our trees. Goodluck and Keep posting!
5/25/2021 05:01:00 am
The morning the men arrived they were early and on time and extremely professional .They were so clean you wouldn’t have know that they were even there.
Great information provided in this post, especially, feeding the tree and pruning it. We have hired Joe for some pruning services for a few years because we have worked with him for over 3 years, and he's so well respect in our neighborhood near revere ma. But now we consider to start our own personal care services for our trees since we have low-budget these days due to the economy and the expense of raising two kids
10/11/2021 06:35:20 am
Great article! Thank you for sharing this informative post, and looking forward to the latest one.
11/17/2021 09:58:22 pm
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2/3/2022 08:34:40 am
I appreciate that you explained pavers absorb heat, and keeping it near to the tree's root system can be harmful. My best friend is looking for some info, this should help him. I appreciate that you helped me learn more about pavers.
2/17/2022 02:56:51 am
Very much appreciated. Thank you for this excellent article. Keep posting!
2/21/2022 05:50:27 pm
Thank you so much for talking about how you can landscape around a tree to prevent any damage to the roots. This is something I want to avoid as much as possible since I owe a lot to the trees in our area for keeping us cool during summer. I'll hire a landscaping expert so we can lay down the foundations and arrange the trees around our area properly to avoid hurting their roots.
2/1/2023 12:38:10 am
Nice Post Very Informative Article Thanks for sharing
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