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May 3, 2014
laccanvas wrote:
Help with building around our oak tree. - how do I build like this....won't it hurt the tree roots? We have a giant oak tree 18 feet behind our home. It is the only direction we can build. We have been told to cut it down.:((((. It's has been 5 years. We still haven't built our addition or cut it down. Please, any construction advice would be helpful. Id your tree still alive? They told us ours would slowly die.
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It is a beautiful idea that must be extremely carefully executed. If a tree has anything built over the root system it must have a way for ample water to reach the roots, otherwise it will die. There is a tree in a parking lot surrounded by cement and gravel which is slowing dueling because there is not adequate ground exposed for the tree to be able to suck up water when it rains. If the tree cannot get adequate rainwater then you must be religious about watering it yourself. Also if any of the major roots are cut during construction the tree will probably not survive long.
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September 15, 2013
liss79 wrote:
What are the building materials for the lower part of the home?

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The biggest design dilemma was the giant oak tree enclosed by the home. This particular part of the property, which the family loved, is surrounded by limiting geography, including a creek on one side. They had no choice but to build in this particular spot. "It's a beautiful old majestic tree, and we couldn't get rid of it," Marc says. With some creativity and ingenuity, he managed to integrate the tree into the design and build around it. Although it is a spectacular sight, Marc says, "It did break up the house. It would have had more open flow without the tree."

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