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 Posted: Wed Aug 8th, 2012 07:10 pm
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Dwayne



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mwiz64 wrote: Whatever you do, don't place any fill dirt around those trees that you would like to save. Trees don't tolerate that very well. Believe it or not, they breathe through their shallow roots.
So I've been told. The patio corner closest to where the switches will be located was cut into the slope. Fortunately there weren't too many roots from the silver maple seen in the above photo. The few I did dig up were less than a 1/4" diameter. What fill I did add is only a few inches deep where I leveled the ground to the tops of the cinder blocks. Hasn't seemed to affect the tree any. The drought we're experiencing on the other hand is rapidly taking a toll on a few trees in my yard. Two years of too little rain with weeks of 100F+ temperatures is causing all plants in our area to start dying. :(



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