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10 Things You Must Know About Sidewalks

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Photo 9 of 10Sink the roots in sand.

Tip #9(9 of 10)

To prevent tree roots from destroying a paved surface, you should sink its roots in sand when you plant it. If a root has already damaged the surface, excavate the root and lower it without disturbing its growth so it doesn't come up again. To prevent further cracking from tree expansion, give the tree some room to grow by adding sand to the empty space around the root.

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