is the time when many construction projects begin around the
house and yard. If the job includes a change in grade near a
tree, take care or you might kill the tree.
Changing the soil level around an established
tree causes stress which might be fatal. Removing soil from
the vicinity of the tree will destroy many of the feeder roots
vital to the health of the tree. It could also eliminate some
of the anchoring roots and make the tree vulnerable to wind
Some species of trees are more easily damaged by changes
in the grade of the soil in their root zone that
involves adding soil on top of the ground so that the
roots are deeper than desired by the plant.