Exposed Roots Could Be a Bad Omen of Things to Come
Tree Roots that are exposed may signify problems regarding the soil beneath the trunk. Typically this is not a major problem; however it does require your attention. It’s important to understand that exposed tree roots do not mean the roots are moving. Instead, it means that the soil surrounding the roots is moving. In most cases this means that the soil is being washed, eroded, or blown away. There are many common mistakes made by property owners when experiencing this problem. The first mistake made is planting other life in the soil, or spreading top soil. It often times makes
the damaged soil look much nicer while creating additional problems. A trees
roots are always mostly below the soil.
Even in this case where it appears they are rising, by covering the exposed sections with top soil you are only suffocating the roots and preventing them from access to valuable
nutrients. The best solution in this case is applying Mulch. The main cause of erosion in the soil is because the tree’s roots were expanding. By applying a layer of mulch you can still allow for the infiltration of the soil while preventing the roots from being cut off. Pine straw, wood mulch, and pine bark are the three best choices in this scenario.