Question of the Week: Tree Roots
Q: Roots from my tree are popping out of the ground. What can I do to fix this?
A: These roots can quickly become a tripping hazard. They can be removed/cut out with minimal stress to the tree as long as they are cut when they are small. Once they become larger and are an important part of the tree's root system, removing them can stress and damage the tree.
In this case, it is best to build up the soil around the roots to cover them up.