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How to build raised bed and avoid roots from maple trees coming in?

6 years ago

Hello all. I wanted to make raised bed gardens for a while. I just don't know how to do it right... My problem is that there is a huge maple tree on my property and its roots seem to grow everywhere. I dismantled my compost bin this year, which was at the end of my property (100-150 feet from the tree) and it was full of roots coming from the ground... I am afraid if my garden beds touch the ground, roots will grow up in them but I don't want to build garden beds that don't touch the ground ("floating") for many reasons. Anybody here knows the best way to make aesthetically pleasing raised bed gardens while preventing roots from coming in? Anyone with the same problem?

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