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Olive tree & need to change ground level

I planted a 10ish year old olive tree in the spring, trunk about 7inches diameter.
Its established well and seems to be thriving. 
I am relandscaping the area and the ground level where the tree is has to raise about 5 inches or so. 
What is the best way to tackle this? 
Any advice really welcome. 


  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,399
    edited October 2019
    You can work out the root protection area here:

    Looks like your protection area is 2m radius from the stem - would it be possible to leave an area like that at it's current level? You could use decking to span over it, as that's not building up the soil level. What are you actually planning to do?
  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923
    if its only been in since spring you should be able to lift it easily enough and replant
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,399
    Lol I missed the 'planted in spring' part - I thought it had been in for ten years! Yes, lift and replant.
  • Yes, the roots won't have grown much since spring so best lift and put it in a container with some compost then re-plant after the groundwork is done and the new hole prepared.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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