- May 24, 2023
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I have been thinking about installing a ring around a tree in my yard using retaing wall blocks. It's a maple tree about 20" in diameter and I was planning on a ring about 10-12' in diameter. The area around the tree is sloped so the high areas of the circle would get one layer of block and the lower areas would get 2 or 3 layers. I would need to dig out some soil as needed to make the layers level. The problem is that there are roots everywhere. I would need to chop out a lot of roots to make this happen. This is a large healthy tree so maybe removing these surface roots wouldn't hurt it. Or maybe there is another option. I'm not stuck on using the retaining wall blocks. Looking for options/advice - thanks in advance.