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if the soil level around a tree is brought up by about a metre,

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if the soil level around a tree is brought up by about a metre, so that the soli is against the tree, would it be detrimental to the tree?
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Raising the soil level around a tree can be very detrimental to a tree and will often cause the tree to fail. Air circulation can be cut off and moisture and nutrients unable to reach the tree roots. It can also affect the drainage of moisture around the tree.

I would recommend against raising the soil level around the tree.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

thank you Jay, it's what i thought. If the groung level around the tree was only built up on one side , affecting only half the tree would the result be the same?

Yes, building up the soil level around a tree will affect the drainage and the vitality of the tree.
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