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Old September 2nd, 2014, 12:36 PM
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Default Tree roots and deck building

Question....I am working on a ground level deck so naturally I have some digging to do. Roughly 1/3rd of the deck will be under the canopy of a Norway maple and may affect up to 25% or the trees radius. I am digging down about 18 inches. I have been working around the roots as best I can and have begun to wonder if I am going to end up killing the tree...Thoughts,questions,concerns....? Thanks in advance. Peter
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Old September 2nd, 2014, 09:14 PM

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Is it a deck or a poured cement patio? disturbing that many roots will have dire consequences if you start pruning away the roots. Now if your only putting in cement post footer/cessions then a few roots wont kill it. If you trying to excavate into a hill to keep the deck at door level then I would suggest a small landing deck out the door that steps up to get above grade.
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