will the tree die?

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  1. Jun 11, 2008 #1

    erndog

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    Hi I am putting in a retaining wall in my front yard(see reDtaining wall in outside masonary for pic) and will want to bury the base of a maple tree in about 3 ft of dirt. I have been told this will kill the tree. Is this true? The trunk is about 2.5 feet in diameter and probably 8 to 10 yrs old. Thanks Brian
     
  2. Jun 12, 2008 #2

    Blue Jay

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    Yes it will kill it. Just piling the dirt up about 3" will hamper it's groth, much more than that will kill the tree.
     
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    Okay I guess I will have to re plan the wall so the tree wont get buried. I'm glad I found this out before I killed the tree
     
  4. Jun 16, 2008 #4

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    30" in 8-10 years? OK. Seems for that age it wouldn't be quite that large.

    Can you build around it? No cheap enough way to move it. Maybe you can design around it.
     

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